The highly anticipated new fashion drop by the hottest brand leaders, Ye and Demna (formerly known as Demna Gvasalia) is scheduled to drop at 9 am EST Friday May 27th, 2022. This new collection by YZY and Balenciaga will be available on Balenciaga’s online website, the YZY GAP website, as well as Balenciaga’s online partners Mytheresa, Farfetch, and LUISAVIAROMA.
Originally announced in February, YEEZY GAP Engineered by Balenciaga debuted alongside Ye’s new “DONDA” album and now music video “Life Of The Party” that released on May 8th. The music video features Ye’s childhood memories and photos dressed in the new iconic apparel and also served as a commercial for the new collection. The 30-second commercial aired on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 9:45 p.m. EST. The TV commercial for the Yzy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga’s fashion partnership aired on Fox Network’s Family Guy series. The music video expresses Ye’s love for his family and Chicago history. After all, the entire album is named after his mother, Donda West. The photos and videos of Ye were photoshopped to sport the new collection at all his younger ages and life events.
The YZY GAP venture first launched in June 2020. The YZY GAP Engineered by Balenciaga partnership was announced at the beginning of 2020 when Demna was appointed Balenciaga creative director. In its first drop that released on February 23rd, the YZY GAP Engineered by Balenciaga collection included evocative dove-printed tops, padded oversized denim, black GAP sweatshirts and sweatpants. Fans of course were ready for more.
Featuring Ye’s favorite distressed denim and baggy appeal, the second YZY GAP Engineered by Balenciaga drop lookbook features iconic XXXL sizing and a bold black shade for all pieces except one blue jacket and jean. Many of the outfits also include squared-off backpacks in sleek, shiny material. A couple of the jackets feature front pockets and almost all include a black hood in the ensemble. Another statement piece of the lookbook include black rubber ankle boots and thigh high boots. One piece is a zip-up jumpsuit and there is also a shoulder sling bag. The poncho is an inspiration for Ye as there is a thinner and puffed black version for the collection.
The new lookbook as well as the “DONDA” era has inspired many other fashion brands to follow the post-apolocalpic and gothic, dressing look that the YZY GAP Engineered by Balenciaga explores.
For Ye, the Donda album focus and formula has proven extremely fruitful for the brand and for Ye. Outperforming Taylor Swift, Donda merch racked up around $7 million in sales from its first listening event. As well as benefitting Ye himself, GAP has also greatly benefitted with high revenue expected from the collection this year.
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- YE APPOINTS STEVEN SMITH HEAD OF DONDA INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Today Complex Sneakers broke the news that Ye has appointmented Steven Smith as the head of Donda Industrial Design. The release stated “Steven Smith with 37 years of experience in sporting goods, footwear, military electronics, and apparel design is appointed as HEAD OF DONDA INDUSTRIAL DESIGN”. Working with every major brand along the way, with those iconic designs still being used to today. Smith has come to be known as the Goafather of Sneakers. In 2016 Smith he joined YEEZY with one of his first projects being the YEEZY BOOST 700, a model that is a staple for the brand.
During his time as executive designer, Smith didn’t stop at the 700. As that model started the “Dad shoe trend”, he also helped create the YEEZY POWERPHASE, the YEEZY 500, YZY DST BT, 450 and FOAM RNR. With the latter starting another shift in sneakers moving towards more foam based footwear.
His new position looks like it won’t just be about sneakers. As part of the press release from DONDA, it features his sneaker portfolio not just from Yeezy, but from every major brand Smith has worked with. Most of them appear to be some of his early sketches. There is even a concept design for a Foam vehicle. Smith told complex “I’m honored to help create our shared vision of the future, Mr. West is the single most inspiring creative I have ever worked with.”
We may not know exactly what Ye and Steven Smith have in store for the future, but with their track record together it’s definitely something to look forward to. See images below of Smith’s sneaker portfolio. Be sure to have notifications on for all our social medias so you know when we post about upcoming YEEZY launches and news.
- YEEZY LINEUP FOR JULY
Now that the sneaker game has shifted to foam based footwear, the YEEZY Slide remains one of the most popular models for the brand. With July upon us, it time for another Slide drop. This time we will see only restocks on this launch, with the next new colorway not dropping until August. While this is a restock of Resin, Bone and Onyx colorway, this will be the first time Bone & Resin will get the updated sizing and texturized treatment.
The YEEZY Slide Bone & Resin haven’t dropped in a very long time and both are original colorways for the model. They Come in a monochromatic light tan, and light Sage respectively, and while featuring the same minimalist aesthetics we have seen on past slide releases. The lightweight yet durable injected EVA foam makes up the composition of the one piece slide.
The YEEZY Slide provides immediate step in comfort with little break in time. An Embossed adidas logo is the only visible branding that sits on top of a soft foot bed. The exaggerated outsole with deep V shaped grooves finishes off the slide giving supreme traction and cushioning. Bone will be launching only in adult sizing while the Resin will be full family sizing
We just seen the release of the Onyx slide in March and June, it’s looking like we will be seeing the Onyx slide restock once again in full family sizing. Since it’s first release these have quickly became a favorite throughout the community. These will feature the same build as the previous Onyx releases, if you haven’t been able to grab a pair yet, here is another chance.
Look for all these to launch on JULY 25th for the aretail of $70, $50, & $60. They will drop Adidas.com/yeezy on Confirmed, Yeezy Supply, and select retailers in your area. Look out for our where to buy list as the release gets closer. Unfortunately this will be the only YEEZY launch for July.
YZY SLIDE RESIN BONE ONYX
RELEASE: JULY 25th
FULL FAMILY SIZING
BONE ADULTS ONLY
RETAIL: $70 $60 $50
- ANOTHER YEEZY FOAM MODEL COULD DROP LATER THIS YEAR
YEEZY always seems to be ahead of the sneaker game, likely because they don’t just rely on new colorways on previous models. They are definitely not scared to try new designs. This is one of the many things that sets the brand apart from everyone else. When the YZY SLIDES first released they sat on YEEZY SUPPLY for a couple weeks, with people commenting those are jail slippers, or they look like a Scooby Doo fruit snacks. Now consumers gotta have a pair in their collection and big brands are following suit designing their own foam footwear. The YZY SLIDE & FOAM RNR has now shifted the sneaker space to this slip-on Foam trend.
With YEEZY leading yet another mainstream trend in footwear. Now we are seeing brands like FEAR OF GOD come out their slip-on clogs. CROCS has expanded their line as well teaming up with Salehe Bembury with their Pollex Clog. YEEZY’S partner adidas just announced their new ADI fomQ sneaker. Jordan Brand has a clog releasing soon, and now even New Balance is joining the Foam club.
With that being said we are hearing Ye’s main focus right now is foam based footwear. With rumblings of a new foam model coming from YEEZY later this year, could we finally see some of these FOAM BOOT samples come to life? Or even a whole new design all together. As seen in the legendary “FORBES” interview, Ye has been working on foam based designs for a while now. With the popularity of the SLIDE & FOAM RNR at an all time high, and we haven’t seen a new model from YEEZY since 2021. This year could be the year for something special.
As soon as definite news does hit of if/when YEEZY’S next foam model is set to come out, we will be here to make sure you are in the know. So keep it locked to all our socials so you can be the up to date about all upcoming YEEZY drops and news.
- FIRST LOOK YZY 350 V2 CMPCT SLATE BONE
Another first look is here via RLKICKS_88 with the upcoming YZY 350 V2 CMPCT Slate Bone. This is the next colorway launching from CMPCT line. Although these aren’t the most popular silhouette from the brand, this color may have people changing their minds.
The YZY 350 V2 CMPCT Slate Bone is made up from an engineered 3D knitted upper coming in a mostly white color. The knit features grey pin stripes just under the sockliner at the heel counter, as well as the midfooot area. The upper provides a tight sock-like fit and premium lockdown support. While the integrated lacing system and no-tie stretch infinity laces comes I. The same white color as the upper.
The TPU semi-translucent midsole come in a bright white, and is equipped with Adidas’ innovative BOOST™ technology offering the best cushioning experience from a YEEZY sneaker. The YZY 350 V2 CMPCT Slate Bone is made from sustainable and recycled materials, with half of the upper featuring recycled materials, in their efforts to help end plastic waste. A rubber outsole comes in the usual 350 V2 build completing the sneaker matching the midsole.
The YZY 350 V2 CMPCT Slate Bone will be launching in September/October. We will post an exact date as it get closer to release. Make sure to turn on notifications so you know every time we post about upcoming Yeezy Launches and news. See more images below and let us know on our social medias your thoughts on the this new CMPCT.
YZY 350 V2 CMPCT SLATE BONE
STLYE CODE: HO6519
- FIRST LOOK AT THE UPCOMING YEEZY 700 V3 FADE SALT
With only two 700 V3 releases so far this year, and the Azael colorway planned to restock on YEEZY Day we now have a first look at the newest color to release in the 700 V3 line. Only the third new colorway to drop this year, YEEZY has been more strategic with the 700 V3 line, and not just dropping a new colorway every month. Which is good for the model, as we all know for some reason YEEZY does like to release similar colorways. This is something they have stayed away from as of late with this model.
The YEEZY 700 V3 Fade Salt actually is very reminiscent of the first 700 V3 Ye was seen wearing in paparazzi pics a few years ago. The sample had more of a green upper though. The link Fade Salt features an upper composed of monofilament engineered mesh with in a mix of dark greys and white. The RPU exoskeleton like cage overlays the mesh adding structure and durability. The cage comes in a faded-out green hue and has the glow in the dark features.
This Fade Salt is staying in line with some of the recent releases and opting for a grey neoprene bootie instead of the black we are use to seeing. The bootie construction ensures lockdown, with the tongue featuring fused reflective parts. On top of the tongue sits bungee no-tie laces in a grey matching the neoprene bootie. The EVA midsole has full-length drop in PU cushioning in an orange finish. The light cream herringbone rubber outsole offers a unique design, traction, and cut outs showing the orange PU cushioning from underneath.
Look for these to launch in September for the new $210 price point. They will launch on Confirmed, adidas App, YEEZY Supply, and select retailers. See below some more images of the 700 V3 Fade Salt. Make sure to keep notifications on to get notified on New drops and Yeezy News. See below for more images.
YEEZY 700 V3 FADE SALT
STYLE CODE: ID1674
- ADIDAS OFFICIALLY UNVEILS THE ADI fomQ
We have now reached a new era in sneakers, one where slides and foam footwear is dominating the market. Whether it’s the crazy look of some of these slip-ons or just because of the extreme comfort level, whatever the reason is, it seems everyone has to have a foam sneaker in their collection these days.
Adidas officially announced the ADI fomQ on Twitter yesterday showing that this new sneaker is based on the adidas Quake, a sneaker that came out back in 2001. The foam exoskeleton and strategic holes through lout bearing a similar shape seen on the adidas Quake. The grey sock like bootie make up the interior, and can be taken out of the sneaker if preferred. The sock-like interior also has an orange trefoil fused on the tongue with some more orange accents at the ankle. Flat grey laces complete the upper making this foam sneaker less of a slip-on like others foam based footwear on the market.
While adidas didn’t announce the colorway name or an exact release date you can exoect these to drop later this year. Grab a look at the official images below. Keep is locked to our social medias to stay up to date on YEEZY launches & news from the sneaker world.
- NEW YEEZY SLIDE FLAX DROPPING IN AUGUST
As the restock list continues to grow for YEEZY Day we will be getting some new releases as well. Last year on YD as far as new releases went, we only seen two. The YZY FOAM RNR Cream Clay dropped first thing, and actually released in stores. The other new release was the YZY 700 V3 Dark Glow, which looks exactly like the Alvah 700 V3, this drop however didn’t release in stores and launched on adidas Confirmed like the restocks do on YD.
This year YEEZY is kicking it up a notch with multiple new releases to go with all the restocks, there is a couple 700s, a 450 and a new SLIDE colorway. Everyone’s favorite slip-on is coming back in an all new Flax colorway. Unfortunately we haven’t seen this colorway yet, but based off the Flax 350 V2 these will likely bare a light tan finish with a hint pale yellow.
The YZY SLIDE features a soft injected EVA foam, making them lightweight yet durable. The slide has went through multiple updates since it’s initial release. YEEZY has consistently made new improvements along the way wanting to make them the perfect slip-on. The EVA foam from the first few slide releases had a firmer consistency plus many sizing issues. They once again changed the molds last year when they added the texturized feature, and appears they are using a new blend of EVA foam because they are much softer and the sizing is more correct than it’s ever been.
The YEEZY SLIDE comes in a minimalistic design featuring open-toe construction with a monochrome finish. The texturized outer layer utilizes a soft layer in the foot bed offering supreme comfort. The outsole is made up of exaggerated V grooves helping with the comfort and traction. Look for the YEEZY SLIDE Flax to drop in full family sizing on August 1st as part of YEEZY Day for $70, $50, & $40 retails.
Make sure to keep it locked to all our social medias so you can be the first to know when we post upcoming YEEZY drops and news. Quick Disclaimer, we haven’t seen this colorway yet so the mock-ups above are only what we assume they will look like. Nevertheless if we are spot on or way off, this is just a way to let you know more slide colorways are coming.
- MORE 450 SAMPLES
When the 450 was first seen on Ye at Paris fashion week the YEEZY community went crazy over the final version of this model, which had been teased for a few years. YEEZY & adidas did a great job at keeping the initial release quiet, as news about YZY 450 Cloud White launch didn’t come out until a week before the drop.
The YEEZY 450, this Yeezy model is made in Germany and features a unique design element and uses incomparable technology, using state of the art, automated manufacturing during production. The one piece upper made from adidas’ engineered Primeknit, wraps the foot in a sock-like build providing a flexible fit and comfort. The upper is mated to a soft injected polyurethane midsole offering responsiveness and cushioning.
The 450’s midsole features a tapered exoskeleton like cage extending up at the heel and midfoot offering stability and durability, while delivering a futuristic one of a kind aesthetic. The rubber outsole completes the sneaker matching rest of the monochromatic sneaker featuring a wavy traction pattern. Other details include tonal rope laces, Ortholite insole, and sock like cuff at the ankle area.
With only samples getting some slight updates to the model thus far, it’s hard to tell which way YEEZY is gonna take the 450 since not all samples will release. Here is a look at the newest 450 sample colorway to surface, along with a few others that have surfaced as of late. This first one comes in a monochromatic abalone grey throughout the upper, keeping the same aesthetic seen on pairs that have released.
The exoskeleton cage on these feature a silver finish darker than the upper adding some definition to the sample. The laces shown are not what come with this colorway, they are actually closer to the knit in color. The outsole has a finish the same color as the knit also offering some more contrast from the darker midsole. At this time we can’t confirm if this sample is releasing as there is just as many sample colors showing up as released pairs
See below for more detailed shots of this colorway, and we’ve added images of some samples that have shown up recently. What colorways would you like to see drop for the 450 model? Go to our socials below and let us know your thoughts. Turn notifications on so you know everytime we post more YEEZY samples and launch news.