Ye worked with many sneaker manufacturers prior to adidas, albeit they weren’t doing any significant collaborations with non-athletes at the time like they are now. Thus, a significant portion of his early work was never released and remained PE’s or samples. Ye has always had a passion for sneakers and was keen to make a reputation for himself in the fashion industry. He occasionally collaborated with Reebok, NIKE (even before the Air Yeezy’s), Bapesta, and Louis Vuitton, most often with the designs centered around his albums at the time. Today though, we’re here to talk about the Yeezy Boost 350 in all versions.

Ye and adidas connected after he left Nike due lack of creative control and not getting royalties for the sneakers he designed. This was at a place in life where his girlfriend at the time was pregnant with his first child North, and wanted to make sure he was doing deals that would secure his kids future. Adidas publicly announced this iconic relationship on December 3, 2013, a deal that would also help to reposition the brand.

The Yeezy Boost 350 is the most successful silhouette that has come from the adidas and Yeezy partnership, which became a sneaker that defined a decade. At the time the Turtle Dove released, Nike basketball was still a thing, sneakerheads were buying basketball shoes for fashion more than playing ball in, but what made the 350 stand out and so popular? Well, there’s number of different reasons. Of course, Ye’s prominence as an icon contributes significantly to the 350’s popularity. However, the 350’s design adaptability has contributed to its unique status. The utilization of adidas’ primeknit and Boost was totally new, and done away with the bulkiness of basketball sneakers. The sock-like upper hugs your foot while the Boost technology has you walking on clouds.

The Sneaker Game Changes Forever With The Launch Of The Yeezy Boost 350

After the success of their first sneaker together, the Yeezy Boost 750. Yeezy and adidas released the Yeezy Boost 350 Turtle Dove on June 27th, 2015. The new silhouette changed the look of sneakers forever. First unveiled at New York fashion week, the sneaker was the talk of the show. They Nicknamed the new silhouette “Roshe Killer” after Nike’s newest hit sneaker at the time since they released a few models with colorways inspired by his previous Air Yeezy, which was a dig at him because they knew he wouldn’t be getting any royalties from it. The sock-like sneaker trend was born, and Ye was leading the way.

Yeezy Boost 350
-Turtle Dove: June 27th, 2015
-Retail: $220

The Second 350 Releasesu Becoming Arguably The Most Popular

Just a couple months after the Turtle Dove release the Pirate Black made its retail debut. This sneaker was also first seen at New York fashion week and had fans talking about them ever since, as some argue that the Pirate Black version of the Yeezy Boost 350 is the most well-liked colorway of the model. This edition of the 350, which was launched on August 22nd, 2015. It’s distinguished by its textured jet black and charcoal upper and features a green suede side patch and red accents on the heel tab. As a result, the sneaker perfectly balances comfort and style as this colorway can be worn on any occasion.

Yeezy Boost 350 
-Pirate Black: 8.22.15
-Retail: $200

Yeezy Adds Two More Colorways To The 350 Lineup

Yeezy and adidas would go on to release two more colorways in 2015 of the original Yeezy Boost 350, starting with the Moonrock colorway on November 14th 2015. They feature a moonrock/agate grey Primeknit upper, moonrock Boost outsole and suede medial side patch. They were only available at retailers carrying Yeezy Season 1 clothing. At the MTV VMAs in August 2015, Kanye debuted the fourth colorway of the Yeezy Boost 350. The Oxford Tan has a suede medial side patch, oxford/light stone Primeknit upper, tonal laces, and a tan Boost outsole. This ended the year out and was the last new colorway of the 350 to ever release. They launched on December 29th, 2015.

Yeezy Boost 350 
-Moonrock: 11.14.15
-Oxford Tan: 12.29.15
-Retail: $220

Yeezy’s First Restocked Sneaker

Pirate Black was the first Yeezy to ever restock, but as you will see later in this article the model has always been a work in progress, even through the V2 as they were always improving on the model. This restock seen all the same design elements as the first drop, but included more padding in the heel adding to the comfort. A Turtle Dove sample was also made the same way, but was never restocked until years later with no new updates.

Yeezy Boost 350 
-Pirate Black: 2.19.16
-Retail: $200

Yeezy Releases 350’s For Infants

The Yeezy Boost 350 Infant Turtle Dove was introduced on August 24, 2016, along with the Yeezy Boost 350 Infant Pirate Black 2016 colorway. It launched in infant sizes ranging from 5 to 10, and is an exact duplicate of the adult model.

Yeezy Boost 350 Infants
-Turtle Dove: 8.27.16
-Pirate Black: 8.27.16
-Retail: $130

Yeezy’s First Cleated Sneaker

The Yeezy 350 the cleated shoe first appeared during the 2016 NFL Kickoff. With Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who all wore a Turtle Dove 350 cleat. On September 15th, 2016 an official release went down selling for a $250 retail. While they do look cool, the cleats themselves are more than just a pair of Primeknit Yeezys with cleats on the bottom. The pair’s SPRINTSKIN-layered Yeezy Primeknit upper would allow them to withstand the demands of a tough game thanks to its 5-Star Frame. Well these weren’t a huge hit among sneaker heads and were also banned from the NFL due to the colorway, Yeezy and adidas never released anymore cleats, but had plans to do so in the near future, which won’t happen now due to recent events.

Yeezy 350 Cleat
-Turtle Dove: 9.15.16
-Retail: $250

What Was The First Yeezy Boost 350 V2?

Next up, we have the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Beluga. During the Yeezy Season 3 presentation at Madison Square, which ended up being a fashion show and a listening party for Ye’s new “Life of Pablo” album. We finally got our first look at the the Yeezy 350 version 2 as they were worn by models in the show. The Beluga would later release September 24th, 2016 and would become another Yeezy that would change the sneaker game forever. The version 2 basically took everything they wanted to improve on the V1 and added it to the V2, completely changing the look while staying true to its roots. The Beluga came with a new re-engineered Primeknit that felt more premium and really hugs your foot. The upper took on a whole new design within the knit starting with a grey base, with wavy darker grey lines knitted throughout. A streak of solar red, sporting “SPLY-350” in grey, which would later become an iconic part of the 350 V2 aesthetic. The lacing system takes inspiration its predecessor and features grey round laces with a darker grey design all over. The upper is mated to TPU sides and a semi-translucent rubber outsole producing a stunning appearance while enhancing traction. This also got rid of the painted soles and keeps the sneaker looking fresh longer. Lastly adidas’ Boost technology sits full length inside the midsole, this time a little thicker making these the most comfortable sneakers at the time and retailed for $220.

Yeezy 350 V2 
-StlGrey/Beluga/SolarRed: 9.24.16
-Retail: $220

What Updates Did The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Go Through?

As we walk you through this portion of the 350 V2 journey. We won’t spend too much time describing in detail each and every colorway because it would get monotonous, but we will walk you through all the changes this sneaker has undergone over time.

The Zebra Era

The Yeezy team began modifying the 350 V2 as soon as the Beluga was released. The Black Friday pack, which was the following release, came in Solar Red, Copper, and Green with a black foundation. The “SPLY-350” stripe was still present, but this time it was straighter and extended close to the end of the toebox. Since they are more streamlined than Beluga, they have a somewhat distinct shape. These were modified from the original 350 V2 and still had the wavy knit patterns throughout, but they did it in a different way. You really had to hunt for the designs in order to see them because the shoes were completely black. Some of the colorways in this era feature a pull tab, while some are tonal where you can’t even see the stripe on the lateral side. Later referred to as the Zebra edition, this upgrade had a total of 12 colorways. You’re probably thinking that some of these don’t even remotely resemble the Zebra. This style is referred to this only because it has the same pattern woven into the Primeknit as the Zebra. even if it has a tonal upper like the Cream or an all-black upper with just a stripe like the Oreo.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-CBlack/ Red: 11.23.16
-CBlack/Green: 11.23.16
-CBlack/Copper: 11.23.16
-CBlack/CBlack/Red: 2.11.16
-CBlack/CBlack/Red Infant: 2.11.16
-White/CBlack/Red (Zebra): 2.25.17
-Cream White: 4.29.17
-Cream White Infant: 4.29.17
-Sefrye/RawSteel/Red: 11.18.17
-Grey/BoldOrange/DarkSolidGrey: 11.25.17
-BlueTint/GreyThree/HiResRed: 12:16:17
-Butter/Butter/Butter: 6.30.18
-Retail: $220

Cursive Branding “SPLY-350”

Only the Sesame colorway received this update in the end. On these, the “SPLY-350” is written in cursive and begins to descend toward the midsole. The rest of the tonal upper has a slightly altered design woven in and has a pull tab, which are the only modifications. According to reports, this was going to be the brand’s next step, bringing color schemes with contrasting stripe colors and the cursive branding. This was abandoned since see-through shoes were becoming more and more popular at the time. It was decided that moving in that path rather than these was preferable after seeing the Static 350 V2 samples. We added an image of a sample where you can see the writing since the Sesame you can barley see it.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 
-Sesame: 11.2.19
-Retail: $200

What Was The Yeezy Boost 350 V2’s First Total Upper Redesign?

After the model took off in 2016 & 2017 with about 14 colorways launched thus far. It was safe to say the 350 V2 was an instant classic. At this point consumers speculated we would finally see a 350 V3 to replace the V2, but The Yeezy team had different plans. This brings us to the “Static era which ended up being 54 more colorways with different variations of the “Static” design along the way. This was a time where Yeezy and adidas wanted to drop a bunch of pairs on each launch, but still wanted to have the sense of scarcity so the market wouldn’t seem “flooded”. They ended up launching 2 pairs of the same colorway for most drops during this era. One would be the regular colorway, while they’d release another version, usually via shock drop the day before in a reflective variant. Also during this time they released alot of the regular colorways in full family sizing, and featured their first 2 regional releases. One being the Hyperspace (Asia Pacific), True form (Europe), and Clay (North America). The Clay was the first Yeezy to launch in full family sizing, where we had seen Adult and Infant sizes before. These brought Adult, Kids, and Infants. After that first Regional release Yeezy launched it’s first ever full Glow 350 V2, activated by UV light, this was one of the most hyped 350’s during this era, which also released in full family sizing. The second regional release featured the Synth (Asia Pacific), Antlia (Europe), and Lundmark (North America) including each color’s reflective variant as well. Another mention during December 2019 Yeezy launched its second full Glow 350 V2 in the Yeezreel Glow Reflective, which was also mixed with a fully 3M upper. While the original Glow had an all tonal upper, these had black 3M threads weaved throughout making up the “Static” design. These ended up not being that popular amongst consumers. Lastly some of the later reflective versions in this era only featured sections that had 3M materials, which consisted of the Cloud White RF, Citrin RF, and Yecheil RF.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Static RF: 12.16.18
-Static NR: 12.27.18
-Hyperspace: 3.16.19
-True Form: 3.16.19
-Clay: 3.30.19
-Glow: 5.25.19
-Black RF: 6.6.19
-Black NR: 6.7.19
-Antlia RF: 6.21.19
-Synth RF: 6.21.19
-Antlia NR: 6.22.19
-Synth NR: 6.22.19
-Lundmark RF: 7.11.19
-Lundmark NR: 7.13.19
-Cloud White RF: 9.19.19
-Cloud White NR: 9.20.19
-Citrin RF: 9.22.19
-Citrin NR: 9.23.19
-Yeezreel NR: 12.14.19
-Yeezreel Glow RF: 12.17.19
-Yecheil RF: 12.19.20
-Yecheil NR: 12.29.20
-Yeshaya RF: 1.24.20
-Yeshaya NR: 1.25.20
-Retail: $220

Another Update To The Yeezy Boost 350 V2

Between the several 350s in the “Static” design, Yeezy would go on to release various one-offs with unique variations. Even though they produced a large number of 350s, they at least made an effort to occasionally update the design. A 3M stripe was woven into the mustard yellow upper of the Marsh colorway, except it wasn’t transparent this time. Additionally, the recognizable center stitching was eliminated in favor of a flush center stitch on this version. Other features include a yellow semi-translucent midsole, full length Boost technology, traditional round laces to match the upper, and burnt orange sockliner. The midsole and outsole are typical of previous 350s. Later they would release a couple more with this same build, but they never did so in succession.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Marsh: 2.1.20
-Retail: $220

Yeezy’s Third Regional Release

Yeezy immediately returned to the “Static” style upper on a third Regional release on February, 22nd 2020 with three sneakers dropping the same day. They debuted Earth in North America, Tail Light in Europe, and Flax in Asia Pacific. With the exception of the Flax, which had subtle purple accents all over, the uppers of all of these had a tonal “Static” design weaved into them. Pull tabs and translucent stripes were shared by all three.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Earth: 2.22.20
-Tail Light: 2.22.20
-Flax: 2.22.20
-Retail: $220

Back To The 3M Stripe, Plus More One Offs

We had a few more one-off releases that were consistent with the Marsh colorway as the model developed. The Desert Sage, which featured the same construction as the Marsh, but in a Sage green upper with a bright orange sockliner and 3M Stripe. They launched next in full family sizing. Following these, we would witness the Cinder launch, which adopted the Earth colorway’s appearance and returned us to the “Static” era. Although more opaque than most, these would also have the translucent stripe. The opaque midsole and gum outsole went well with the charcoal black upper. These had a double stitch up the center which we hadn’t seen before on the 350 V2, this took place of the typical distinctive center stitching. Then, Yeezy introduced the Cinder Reflective. These sneakers shared the Cinder Non Reflective’s tonal upper and center stitch, but featured a reflective stripe in the same manner as the Marsh colorway. Then came the Linen colorway, which featured a tonal pale yellow upper and faded blue sockliner. Due to the color scheme and reflective stripe, these were very popular with girls. The Sulfur colorway was the last in this group to launch. These share the same center stitching, tonal static upper, and gum outsole as the Cinder, however came in a green hue. These resemble the Dark Green 350 that was teased in the Yeezy Season 4 fashion show.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Desert Sage: 3.14.20
-Cinder NR: 3.21.20
-Cinder RF: 4.4.20
-Linen: 4.18.20
-Sulfur: 5.9.20
-Retail: $220

Another New Upper?

The upper for these is the subject of another 350 V2 modification. The soles hardly ever change other than in color, as you have already observed throughout this article. Instead to the precisely formed designs seen in previous colorways, the Zyon and Israfil sported a new static styled upper that appeared more gritty, almost as though it had been drawn on by hand. The Zyon had an upper made entirely of cream with brown accents all around and a brown stripe. The basis of the Israfil is blue jean-like, then cream designs are layered on top. This colorway went for more color and actually had a yellow stripe. Both did not choose to feature a pull tab.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Zyon: 7.18.20
-Israfil: 8.29.20
-Retail: $220

Subtle Changes to the Staic Design

Now for another minor adjustment to the upper. This time, Yeezy went back to the “Static” design. As opposed to having a base color with the Static design weaved on top in a lighter color per usual. These all have various colored uppers with a constant variation across the board. A different color from the rest of the sneaker is featured on each the lateral side’s upper quadrants. The colorways for this set of 350s weren’t the most well-liked ones to have ever released.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Carbon: 10.2.22
-Natural: 10.24.22
-Fade: 11.11.22
-Sand Taupe: 12.19.20
-Ash Stone: 2.27.21
-Ash Blue: 2.27.21
-Ash Pearl: 3.20.21
-Retail: $220

The First Complete Upper Change In A Long Time

The Mono Pack is now our next topic. When we first leaked these, it felt like there was a lot of buzz surrounding them, but by the time they were released, that wasn’t the case. Going from a Primeknit upper to a monofilament upper required a total makeover. Since the entire shoe became transparent as a result, Yeezy created a new fused cage inside to at least slightly maintain the contour of the sneakers. Since it could be seen through the upper, the cage also served as a visual design feature, enhancing the look. Although the shape just kind of ended up looking terrible after being worn, and the monofilament wasn’t the most comfortable. Once more, they were gaining popularity at first, but by the time they were released, nobody seemed to care.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Mono Ice: 6.18.21
-Mono Clay: 6.18.21
-Mono Mist: 7.18.21
-Mono Cinder: 6.24.21
-Retail: $220

Color Changing Upper, Plus A New Primeknit Design

The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Light debuted in August and turned out to be another one-of-a-kind sneaker. The upper was made entirely of cream white primeknit, with a white stripe and a barely perceptible yellow pull tab. These had a UV-reactive top that changed color when exposed to light. They changed from white to a pink and yellow combination. Then the transparent stripe would become a vivid orange. It would have been wonderful to see additional colors drop like these as they appeared to be rather exciting when they first came out. October brought the Mx Oat colorway and would be the next modification of the model. They had a base color of pale yellow with an assortment of blue, brown, orange, and grey hues mixed all over. This upper was a mix of Primeknit with abstract designs mixed in monofilament thread. The same material was used for the yellow laces as well. Confetti birthday cake would be the best way to describe the design of these.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Light: 8.28.21
-Mx Oat: 10.23.21

A Whole New Model

The YZY 350 V2 CMPCT Slate Blue, the result of the subsequent 350 V2 upgrade, is an entirely new model while keeping the 350 V2 name and roots. The CMPCT borrows design cues from several Yeezy shoes while maintaining a similar 350-like form. Vertical lines in the upper, which are modeled after the KNIT BSKTBL, change to horizontal over the lower midfoot area. Above it, an abstract gray and blue color scheme takes over the design. The 450 inspired integrated lacing system comes with blue infinity laces. They feature a sock-liner, which is totally different from the 350 V2. The sock-liner, which takes design cues from the 450 and elements of the 350 is shaped more like a sock incorporating stripes in a mix of blue shades. The midsole comes in a brown but is still your typical 350 V2 sole.

Yeezy 350 V2 CMPCT
-Slate Blue: 12.6.21
-Retail: $230

Taking It Back To The Beginning

Now we are back to where the V2 began with the Beluga Reflective. With just one exception, this colorway and the original are perfect duplicates. A 3M reflective upper is included this time for the Beluga RF. The dark grey lines in the upper is weaved with dark 3M threads that appear identical to the original, until it’s hit with a flash. This was definitely a good way to bring the Beluga back. At this point in the 350 history we have returned to another Mx colorway as well. The Mx Rock’s upper design is exactly the same as the Mx Oat’s, but it has a much nicer color scheme. They have a base color of black with a mix of 3M, gray, and light and dark brown weaved into the upper. The look is completed with a pull tab and a black sole.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Beluga RF: 12.18.21
-Mx Rock: 12.22.21
-Retail: $240 & $220

Another Red October?

The second colorway of 350 V2 CMPCT brings us adidas and Yeezy’s first sneaker in an all red colorway (not Foam Rnr). The Slate Red features all the same design elements mentioned above for the OG CMPCT, with these featuring an all red upper with a mix of brown to make up the abstract designs. Your typical 350 V2 sole also comes in all red to make these the Red October for adidas Yeezy’s.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 CMPCT
-Slate Red: 2.17.22
-Retail: $230

Digging Into the Vault Once Again

We are finally getting down to to end of an era as we are getting closer to the end of 2022. The Dazzling Blue dug into the vault again and kinda made a hybrid of the Beluga and Black Friday pack. They come with an all black upper with blue SPLY-350 stripe. The shape leans more toward the Beluga style along with the stripe curving in at the toe versus strait. They dropped in full family sizing.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Dazzling Blue: 2.26.22
-Retail: $230

Previous Sample Becomes A Retail Release

Now, in March 2022, we saw what had previously been a leaked sample a couple years ago in the Bone colorway. These shoes have the same style upper as the Zyon and Israfil, but in a tonal bright white. They also include a matching monofilament stripe. Lastly, these include the pull tab once more, which is a favorite among Yeezy supporters.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Bone: 3.18.22
-Retail: $230

A More Neutral CMPCT Releases

Once again same design and build as the previous colorways, but these are the first to drop that isn’t such a loud colorway or odd color on the midsole. The CMPCT Slate Carbon comes in a dark navy blue upper and soles. Light tan threads make up the abstract designs and pinstripes. Still at this time the CMPCT still hasn’t really taken off, but the model has been regarded as the most comfortable Yeezy since its release.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 CMPCT
-Slate Carbon: 6.4.22
-Retail: $230

Winding Down To The Last 350s To Ever Drop

The Onyx finally dropped after being leaked for 8 months. Unfortunately these dealt with many delays. This is the exact same as the Bone mentioned earlier but in black. We haven’t really mentioned restocks in this, but we do have one to mention. On Yeezy day adidas did a big thing with kid’s releases. This brought us for the first time the Static, Mx Rock, and Red Stripe colorways which dropped in kids and infant sizes, the adult sizes in all these colors didn’t release on Yeezy Day, except for the Red Stripe. An honorable mention for YeezyDay releases, we seen the Yeezy Boost 350 Turtle Dove receive it’s first ever restock as well. Going back into the vault, the Slate/Core Black dropped in full family sizing in September. They feature same style upper as Dazzling Blue complete with an all beige upper and soles with black SPLY-350 stripe.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Onyx: 6.20.22
-Static Kids: 8:2:22
-Mx Rock Kids: 8.2.22
-CBlack/Red Full Family: 8.2.22

-Turtle Dove: 8.2.22
-Slate/CBlack: 9.3.22

-Retail: $230 $160 $140

The Final CMPCT Release

The Slate Bone colorway of the CMPCT was the most recent to release. The construction is identical to that of the previous colorways, except the top is bright white with knitted-in grey overlays with sole also in white. The 350 V2 CMPCT model received some much-needed life thanks to this colorway, which drew significant hype as its release date approached. Sadly, this is the final colorway to release in this model, at least with the Yeezy label.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 CMPCT
-Slate Bone: 10.15.22

The End Of An Era

The last 350 V2 and last adidas/Yeezy to ever drop brings us to the Salt/CBlack. This Yeezy Boost 350 V2 comes in the same style as the Slate & Dazzling Blue. They feature a jade ash upper with black SPLY-350 stripe that goes down the lateral side. The sole comes in the same finish as the rest of the upper.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2
-Salt/CBlack: 10.22.22
-Retail: $230

That’s it for the complete history of the Yeezy Boost 350. Only time will tell what’s next for Ye. Hopefully he brings us some news on what he has planned, but we gotta remember some sneakers take a couple years to develop and we still don’t know if any of these newer models he was working on will all stay at adidas except for the slides. Or if Ye will be able to at least get something that wasn’t fully developed, but maybe close enough where he can focus on dropping something versus designing something. As soon as some news hits the streets, we will be here to give you the updates. Make sure to stay locked to all our social media channels below so you know when we post more sneaker content.