The adidas Yeezy Boost 700
According to many sneakerheads, the adidas Yeezy Boost 700 is the ultimate chunky ‘dad’ shoe and is incredibly popular. Characteristic of the model is the large midsole and the use of subtle colours on the upper. In addition to its stylish good looks, it’s also incredibly comfortable, due to the Boost sole that is present in the sneaker.
The adidas Yeezy Boost 700 was designed by Kanye ‘Ye’ West and adidas and revealed during the Yeezy Season 5 fashion show in February 2017.
We saw the first adidas Yeezy Boost drop in August 2017. In the months leading up to its release, leaked images of the model had already been talked about a lot, and not in a positive way. But after the first sneaker came out through YeezySupply a lot of people’s minds changed. The hype surrounding the silhouette exploded when Chance the Rapper wore the Yeezy Boost 700 during Saturday Night Live.
In 2017 the first adidas Yeezy Boost 700 dropped in a ‘Waverunner’ colorway. It was dressed in a largely grey upper with blue, black, green and orange details.
In 2018 the ‘Mauve’ colorway released on the Yeezy 700, with black and brown tones for the Autumn season. Neon green details featured on the midsole and the gum outsole rounded off the colorway. After the ‘Mauve’ came the ‘Inertia’ colorway in a beautiful pale blue with neon orange details.
In 2019 the ‘Utility Black’, ‘Analog’, 'Geode', 'Teal Blue' and 'Carbon Blue' colorways dropped on the Yeezy Boost 700.
2021 saw the 'Sun, 'Salt', 'Bright Blue', 'Enflame Amber', 'Wash Orange' and 'Fade Azure' colorways release on the model.
Characteristic of the Yeezy 700 is, of course, the gigantic Boost sole that is present in the sneaker. This technology from adidas ensures that as much energy as possible is returned with every step. The Yeezy Boost 700 was the fourth model from Kanye West to feature Boost technology.
2018 also saw the release of the first Yeezy Boost 700 V2 colorway. The ‘Static’ was dressed in white and grey and the model was a lot sportier than its predecessors, mainly due to the clean lines on the upper and the mesh material used in its build.
In 2019 the ‘Hospital Blue’, ‘Vanta’, ‘Tephra’ and ‘Inertia’ Yeezy Boost 700 V2 colorways dropped. The ‘Geode’ got a special release in 2019 through a nationwide campaign in America where the colorway was sold through lemonade stands, raising money for the National Alliance of Mental Illness.
After a quiet year for 2020, 2021 saw the ‘Cream’ and ‘Mauve’ colorways drop on the 700 V2.
Teased since 2018, and first released in December 2019, the Yeezy 700 V3 was the first 700 model to not feature Boost cushioning in the sole. Dropped in the bone white and grey ‘Azael’ colorway, the woven base underneath was changed for mesh and caged in RPU plastic. The sole was sized up, giving the model a bulkier look than the first two versions.
The ‘Alvah’ colorway released the year after in 2020 and kept its theme simple, with Primeknit bases and mixed material overlays clad in black. Cut-outs in the black outsole revealed yellow details. The ‘Safflower’ soon followed in a cream and yellow design, and the ‘Clay Brown’ with grey and brown details.
In 2021 the ‘Kyanite’, ‘Arzareth’, ‘Dark Glow’ and ‘Copper Fade’ were all released, and in 2022, the ‘Mono Safflower’ appeared in a more intense cream and yellow colorway with black details.
The first Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN (“Minivan”) released in February 2020 in a ‘Black’ colorway, with the ‘Orange’ following shortly behind. Its silhouette differs from the first three versions by using a single-piece nylon upper instead of the usual layered design, and large, reflective ‘700’ branding on the side panel. The no-sew overlays offer enhanced flexibility and comfort, while the no-tie bungee laces make the sneaker easier to get on and off.
Other Yeezy Boost 700 MNVNs have dropped since with in ‘Bright Cyan’, ‘Blue Tint’, ‘Honey Flux’, ‘Phosphor’, ‘Bone’, ‘Metallic’, ‘Resin’, ‘Geode’ and ‘Wash Cream’ colorways.
The Yeezy 700 is designed to be a running shoe and can also endure intense workouts in the gym. The Boost midsole offers great response and return when walking or running. The upper is also very flexible and the mesh allows great breathability.
They are not, however, made to be played for sports such as basketball as they’re not designed to support the movement of players during a game.
Upon release, Yeezy Boost 700s retail around €220.
Generally, adidas Yeezy Boost 700s run true to size, but you may need to size up half a size if you have wide feet, especially for the 700 V3 and MNVN.