Every once in a while, a story of a sneaker sale that seems too good to be true surfaces on social media. The latest of those instances is the case of Josh Sta Ana, who claims he found a pair of the very limited “Triple Black” replica Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 at an outlet in Scotland for just £35.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Sta Ana told Sole Collector about finding the sneakers sitting on a shelf at the Adidas store at the Livingston Designer yeezy boost Outlet. “I almost passed out. Grabbed them right away.”
This pair of cheap Adidas Yeezy Boosts originally retailed for $350 and sells for over $1,000 on the secondary market, hence the haste.
Sta Ana asked if there were more pairs, but to no avail. He says the outlet’s had a number of good finds in recent months, with “Pirate Black” Yeezys, “OG” NMDs, and more appearing there.
Understandably, this story about finding replica Yeezys at an outlet has been met with much speculation online. After all, one presumes that any Adidas employee working at the store would have bought the shoes before they hit the floor—although Sta Ana says the cashier didn’t know they were from Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy line. What’s more, there are plenty of examples of social media users pretending to find hyped sneakers at outlets just for a bit of attention on the internet.
“They can call the store themselves,” Sta Ana said of the many doubters commenting on the pictures he’s posted of the shoes. He provided Sole Collector with a photo of the receipt from his purchase that matches the tag seen on the Yeezys in the photos he posted, although neither specifically mentions the shoe by name. Instead, the sneakers on the receipt and tags are listed plainly as a “TECH Shoe” with an accompanying price—there is no more detailed name or SKU info. Sta Ana says this info was the same for the Yeezys and a pair of James Harden basketball sneakers he bought for the same price.
As Sta Ana already has this Yeezy sneaker in his size, he’s planning to cash out with his purchase by reselling the pair of 750s.
Yesterday, we told you that Kanye West was spotted wearing a brand new, “Frozen Yellow” version the replica Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 sneaker. (We also noted that West was showing off the kicks by sporting a rather odd cuff on his jeans.) But a brand new cheap Yeezy silhouette—dubbed the replica Yeezy Waverunner 700—was just dropped in a surprise release on the official Yeezy website, Yeezy Supply. The kicks retail for $300 and were released alongside a grip of new Calabasas merch, including hoodies, shorts, sweatpants and hats. (The yellow products are in fact dubbed “Frozen Yellow,” confirming the colorway name that previously was just a rumor.)
No release information was given before they appeared on fake Yeezy Supply, but West had been spotted wearing the kicks in the lead up to his cheap Yeezy Season 5 show back in February. (The kicks also appeared on the runway for that show.) The replica shoes are a radical departure design-wise from cheap Yeezy Boost 350s and 750s, in that they’re a chunky running style that’s in line with the trend of similar styles from brands like Balenciaga, Dior Homme, Lanvin and more. Where the shoes replica differentiate themselves from those kicks is three-fold. One, the Yeezy Waverunner 700 is less than half the price of Balenciaga’s version. Two, the Waverunners have Adidas Boost technology in the sole, which stands a chance to make them the most comfortable ugly kicks on the market. (Watch out, Nike Monarchs.) And three, the Waverunners benefit from having Kanye West’s design touch, which only stands to make them more popular and harder to get (a few sizes have already sold out on Yeezy Supply).
The first cheap Yeezy Boost release of 2017 is one sneakerheads and Yeezy fanatics have been anticipating for months. The Yeezy 350 V2 “Core Black”—a low-top, all-black, Boost-soled, Primeknit sneaker with the text “SPLY 350” printed on the side—was first spotted on Kanye West back in September, but is finally set for an official release this Saturday, February 11 in both adult and infant sizes.
For those hoping to use Adidas’s totally-reliable Confirmed app to get their, know that the release unfortunately already happened yesterday. But fear not—there are still lots of chances to have your heart broken by this latest replica Yeezy Boost drop. To guarantee the most comprehensive raffle list possible, we called upon the folks at Yeezy Mafia for the assist. Yeezy Mafia is an online community of 50 people who occupy the rare overlap between computer experts and sneakerheads, and which serves two simple purposes— to get people Yeezy info (often before Adidas makes official announcements) and more importantly, actual Yeezys in their lives.
How? Well, for one, Yeezy Mafia isn’t a place to buy a “sneaker bot,” the questionably-reliable tool used to help customers check out instantly (and which have been banned by almost every e-commerce site on the planet). Rather, Yeezy Mafia claims to use hard work and a few backdoor tricks to access shopping pages before anyone else. If that’s something you might be interested in, we won’t stop you from becoming a Yeezy Mafia member (which comes with a fee), but at GQ we like to help out the old fashioned way—through a simple raffle list and a whole lot of prayers.
One last thing: If you don’t score a pair time around, Yeezy Mafia has informed us that on February 25 there may very well be another Yeezy drop, for what’s being called the Yeezy 350 V2 “Zebra.” However, they also say the Zebras will be even harder to get.