Yesterday, I got a chance to link with Detroit photographer SKLVR to shoot the Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost on foot. I was able to pick up a pair while in NYC for All-Star Weekend and Fashion Week. They are much better looking in person than I expected. I was expecting them to be much more flimsy and dull, but the structure on the sneaker is incredible and the grey tone and white soles really give off a clean aesthetic. My personal style is very simple, so this shoe was incredibly well done for me. They size no more than a half size big in my opinion, but Adidas only made full sizes (no half sizes available). I usually wear a size 9 and had to size down to a 8 but they fit perfectly fine. Basically a size 8 in the Adidas Yeezy would fit like a size 8.5 normally. It is also very difficult to get your heel into the sneaker at first, but once your heel is in you're good to go and the rest comes with ease. This is probably where the zipper issues is deriving from, as people jam their heel into the shoe and expand the zipper strip. Anyway it's something to keep in mind if you have really big ankles or a wide foot, you might even want to size up if you typically struggle with a wider foot. Adidas has acknowledge the complaints around the zipper teeth falling off and are working on some type of solution.
The Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost released in NYC in limited numbers requiring customers to reserve a pair at several locations using the Adidas Confirmed app. Unfortunately, I was on the subway underground with no service when they went live. Luckily my buddy held me down with a pair. Rumors are that 1,000 pairs dropped in NYC and Kanye said 9,000 pairs are scheduled to release on February 28th at top tier Adidas accounts. It has been confirmed that Solebox (One of Adidas top accounts in Germany) is only receiving 12 pairs. Check with your local boutiques to see who will be carrying the Yeezy 750 Boosts and how they will be distributing pairs. I'd assume it would be a raffle system.
Retail was $350 + taxes in NYC.
Thank you SKLVR for shooting these photos for me. Be sure to check out his work on his IG page here