Earlier this month it was revealed that Kanye West would be collaborating with adidas on a collection of footwear to be revealed during the upcoming New York Fashion Week. In anticipation of the release there is a web countdown as well as a brand new adidas sneaker reservation app. Although the countdown indicates the first reveal of the Kanye kicks will be February 12, photos have been “leaked” online of the first design in the collection called the Yeezy 750 Boost.
The kicks pics come courtesy of Kanye West’s barber of 19 years, Ibn Jasper, who posted several photos on instagram on Friday in which you can see the light tan suede sneakers that include a large strap across the top:
The shoes have a distinctly non-athletic style, instead going for a more simple, high fashion look that could be worn as easily at the club as on the red carpet, as demonstrated by Kanye himself as he rocked his new shoes while attending the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy brunch on Saturday. (Please try to tear your eyes away from Kim Kardashian’s mid-section.)
And just in case you weren’t able to draw your eyes away from, I understand. Here is a zoomed-in photo of just Kanye’s shoe:
If you’re curious how much the Yeezy 750 boost cost, there are mixed reports of pricing between $250 and $300 a pair. It is also being reported that the shoes will be limited to 3,000 pairs, although High Snobiety is reporting that the Yeezy 750 Boost will also be made available in solar red.
Actually, that 3,000 number may be a bit off considering a photo shared by Kim Kardashian earlier today in which you can see a stack of the shoes to be gifted to friends and family like Jay Z, Kylie Jenner and Puff Daddy. Curiously, it appears as though Kim has indicated the shoe sizes of each of the celebrity pals receiving a pair, including Jay at a surprisingly small Size 9 and Big Sean not living up to his title at all with an even smaller size 8 pair! Pus, Kim adds the #ThisFirstRunIsAsizeTooBig hashtag in the caption:
It should be noted that Kim posted the photo shortly after Bruce Jenner was involved in a traffic accident that resulted in the death of one person with multiple others injured. As you might imagine, the timing of the post was not well received among commenters on the posts on instagram and Facebook.
Here are the rest of the photos of the Kanye West Yeezy 750 Boosts: