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REVIEWYEEZY 500, Best of the bunch!!

With the re-release of the Yeezy 500 “Utility Black” on 30th November we thought it would be appropriate to praise the silhouette. 

Since the launch of the Yeezy brand the 500 has stole the show. We have seen so many colourways and versions of the Yeezy 350 I think it’s lost its way, especially in recent releases. The recent see through mesh adds nothing to the shoe, plus the colour combinations have been predictable and stale that's before we talk about how uncomfortable the shoe can be. The 700 has also been very popular over the years, however it is constantly evolving, and the shoe has never excelled passed the original “Wave Runner”.

The Yeezy 500 is the exception in the collection. The shoe appeals to sneaker heads and fashionistas alike as the silhouette is a Dad sneaker that is  more stylish and comfortable than it’s high end alternatives like the Balenciaga Triple S. Launched back in November 2019, sneakerheads have been paying resale prices for these, so if you don't manage to cop this time around don't worry you won’t be the only one. I own this shoe in every colourway but all but one were bought resale.

This is arguably Kanye West's most experimental silhouette to date. Featuring an insane design that's unlike anything else out there, the breathable mesh base is overlaid by panels of buttery smooth suede, while ovals play a major role across the 500's one-of-a-kind aesthetic, adorning the eyelets as well as the leather tongue tab.

Aside from the hi-tops we have had 7 colourways so far, below we have put them in our order best to worst with the upcoming re-release being numero uno.

1. YEEZY 500 "Utility Black"

2. YEEZY 500 "Super Moon Yellow"

3.YEEZY 500 "Salt"

4. YEEZY 500 "Bone"

YEEZY 500 "Soft Vision"

YEEZY 500 "Blush"

YEEZY 500 "Stone"

Written by Mark 

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