Are Yeezys Still A Thing?
No one seems to still be wearing Adidas’ Yeezy, the once famed shoes by Kanye West
From the first release of the Yeezy Boost 350 in 2015, Yeezys have become the next Air Jordans. With people waiting in line for hours, if not days to get their hands on the latest pair, they have built a cult-like status among the sneakerhead community. But given that there is a limited production and mass appeal, these shoes really are hard to get ahold of. For those of you unfamiliar with the shoe, Kanye West originally developed the first pair of Yeezy sneakers with Nike but then decided to go with Adidas to manufacture the brand (the original Air Yeezys can still be purchased online for prices ranging from $5,000-$20,000 depending on where you get them).
And just like any other popular brand, there are hordes of counterfeit knockoffs available online - some costing nearly as much as the real versions, which are sold by Adidas for within the $200+ price range.
But aside from celebrities like Casey Neistat and the Paul brothers, have you really seen that many people on the streets wearing a pair of Yeezys in the past 6 months? After talking to a few sneakerheads (people who are obsessed with sneakers and regularly buy and resell high-end and limited edition sneakers), we found that the best way to get our hands on an authentic pair of Yeezys was to sign up for the Confirmed app by Adidas to even have a chance to buy any of the latest releases.
The way the app works is that after signing up, you’ll have to wait for a new release and hope that it’s being sold in the area you’re in (the app uses the GPS off your phone to know whether or not you're eligible). If you luck out and are eligible, then you sign up prior to the release and then wait for a countdown. Once the countdown commences, you have seconds (if not milliseconds) to answer some questions, competing with thousands of other people for a chance to even buy the pair.
It is safe to say that we here at The Sitch have tried this on multiple devices several times and have never even come close to winning. At this point, if you really want a pair, then you're probably better off just forking over the extra cash in the resell market. Even though we’ve never won the chance to buy a pair from Adidas, it’s still nice to see all the cool new Yeezys that are released every couple of months or so. Below are a few pairs that have come out within the past year.
If you’ve ever gotten your hands on a pair of these popular shoes or have had any luck beating the Adidas Confirmed drop, then let us know in the comments section below. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for more sneaker news and other entertaining reads.