Adidas Cheap Yeezy Boosts have driven the success of Kanye West’s ongoing collaboration with the German athletic giant, but this week a non-Boost sneaker is up for grabs—again. The retro-inspired Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas first released in extremely limited quantities on Kanye West’s online store back in March alongside tracksuits, hats, and more, but it is getting a proper release from Adidas on Sunday, June 4.
The sneaker was plucked from the 1980s archives of Adidas and updated with a gold foil “Calabasas” logo. It’s a small, subtle detail that turns the clean sneakers from nurse replica shoes into hyped-up must-haves. It certainly helps that West and his posse of Kardashian adjacent friends have been wearing them for months. (The drawn out hype cycle has kind of become West’s signature rollout move for new products.)
The off-white kicks feature a soft leather upper that bends around the toe box, a touch that enhances the sneakers’ vintage vibes. Back in the day, supple, buttery leather on sneakers was standard fare, but over the past 20 years softer leathers have given way to lower quality, stiffer fabrics. Good news is that even with the quality materials, the Calabsasas Powerphases will still only set you back a pretty reasonable (for a West-created sneaker) $120. The bad is, as always, that the hard part will be actually getting your hands on a pair.
So here are the stores that will be carrying the kicks come Sunday. Unlike previous releases there aren’t as many chances to scoop them up via raffle. (Note: We will update this post as new raffles are announced.) However, considering the kicks are only dropping in the United States, there’s a good chance many hopefuls will come up short of picking up a pair of these geriatric-turned-grail kicks.