Yeezy mania continues and we are definitely jumping on the bandwagon. But do you already know everything there is to know about the adidas Yeezy 500? We've got you covered with a colourful mix of info about the Yeezy 500 today: its history, its designer and its fit. We also want to inspire you with some outfit ideas from Instagram. Let's go!
One man, one shoe, one hype
Kanye West released his first design with adidas in 2015. At that time, the adidas Yeezy Boost 750 was released, which was very limited and for which Kanye West organised a big exhibition. But did you know that Mr. West had already designed for Nike before? For the Nike Air Yeezy, he took the sole of the Air Jordan 3 and just put his ideas on top.
In fact, it goes back even further, because Kanye West's very first shoe creation should have been with Reebok. At the time, he was the only person Reebok had signed who wasn't an athlete. But the Kanye x Reebok S. Carter Low 'College Dropout' collection was never available in shops. The brand released the sneakers without Kanye's consent, which led to a lawsuit.
The most diverse models later, Kanye still collaborates with adidas and releases the most curious silhouettes. What sounded like a mean joke in 2016 has come true: "At some point, everyone who wants Yeezys will get Yeezys." In fact, the plan has always been to release a higher number of units, but first a hype should be created. Everyone should know the name Yeezy.
Most recently, the release of the Yeezy Foam Runner shook up the sneaker world and that of mere mortals. Read more about how the Yeezy Foam Runner is dividing the community here.
The Yeezy 500
The Yeezy 500 inspires many with its extraordinary design. Of course, it can also be counted as a dad sneaker. Check out our post on 'Ugly' sneakers for more chunky silhouettes.
Before we discuss the fit and sizes in more detail, take a look at all the silhouettes in our sneaker archive. Since, as you know, all models are ultra popular, you can usually only get them on resale. Are they worth an investment, what do you think?
adidas Yeezy 500 'Taupe Light'
adidas Yeezy 500 High 'Slate'
Sizing and Fit guide
It's obvious that every shoe is different. That's why we want to tell you that the Yeezy 500 runs a little smaller. All (soon-to-be) fans should therefore buy their Yeezys half a size bigger.
The Yeezy 500 impresses with AdiPRENE+ cushioning technology. It consists of a resistant material that absorbs shocks in the forefoot area and allows for dynamic running.
Equally supportive of the shoe's comfort is the premium suede and mesh upper, which guarantees high quality and breathability.
How to combine the Yeezy 500 on Instagram
There are an incredible number of stylish people on the sneaker scene. Of course, because a great shoe needs a great outfit. Right? That's why we took a look at how the Yeezy 500 is combined on Instagram. We didn't settle on one colorway to give you more choice.