Shoe Review: Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Beluga”
Shoe Review By: Noya Merolin
Kanye West has the tendency to make innovative designs that leave sneaker heads in complete aw. To add more legend behind the name and release, the majority (if not all) of his sneakers had a limited amount for people to buy. Camping out for a quick strike, or paying a ridiculous amount online seemed like the only way to cop a pair. Finally, Yeezy has given us all the opportunity to buy our very own through DTLR retailers. I had the pleasure of previewing the shoe for myself. After checking out the shoe in its entirety, I found 3 main reasons why I believe the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Beluga” is worthy of adding them to your closet:
Hazard Orange Streak- When I was in elementary school, I used to walk and forth to school each day. The crossing guard wore this vibrant orange belt across her chest to signify “Caution”. This bold streak is daring because it encompasses contrast in comparison to the graphite color scheme around the shoe. The “SPLY-350” makes each pair that more official, in case you are not the type to appreciate text. Even though the average sneaker head can see a pair of Yeezy’s a mile away, this orange stripe will ensure that they can see these pair miles away.
Zebra Style Pattern- A Zebra is the only animal I could think of that would be an influential template for the design concept. To me, it looks like a Bill Cosby sweater or maybe a old school rug you’ll find in your grandmother’s basement. Either way you look at it, the dots in the fabric are small indents that makes the hazard Orange streak make sense.
Blended Shoe Strings- One of my favorite shoes of all time is the Air Jordan 10’s because of how the laces tend to look invisible from far away. Having a shoe with fatigue infused laces give off the visual that you can put a mid-top on like a loafer. Having a pair of laces that resembles the shoe, while being distinct shows the amount of detail that was created. Snake scales were never my favorite pattern, but the laces work well with the overall look of the shoe.
September 27th, 2016