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.