Kanye West Stepped Out In What Looks Like The Third Generation Of His Fabled Yeezy 350s

10 July 2019
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The V3s are coming, drawing on the past two models for inspiration, but cutting a unique shape all the same

While the Yeezy 350 has, perhaps, fallen by the wayside a little in a new era of chunky sneakers, there's no doubt of the impact the model has had throughout the two or three years it's been around. New colourways and iterations of the model, while a little less hard to obtain these days, still sell out almost instantly, and the 350, with its low-profile upper and sleek sole, is still very much the brand's most talismanic release to date.

While the first version of the 350 was Kanye West's coming out party, the 350 V2, which has had more releases and re-releases than we care to mention here, was the model through which Kanye's original 'YEEZYs for all' sentiment really came to life. Suddenly, 350s were coming out in greater quantities and available for more people, and in the last 18 months especially, it's now the staple for anyone who wants to get a pair of Kanye's shoes on their feet for the first time.

Now, it seems like the iconic sneaker is soon to get a second rebirth, with West himself, true to form, stepping out for the first time to unveil what looks like a brand new Yeezy 350 model, which clearly draws on its past two models for inspiration, but cuts a unique shape all the same.

Similar in size and shape to the previous 350s before it, the V3 looks as if it features another reworked knitted upper, which plays with textures, patterning and translucency in a similar manner to many colourways of the V2, but in a far bolder manner.

YEEZY news account YEEZY MAFIA, well-known as a source of knowledge for all news surrounding the brand, seemed to confirm that these are the third iteration of Yeezy's most successful silhouette. "YEEZY BOOST 350 V3 ‬ ‪ALIEN‬ ‪COMING SOON," they wrote, seemingly confirming the colour of the model's inaugural colourway as well.

A V3 of the 350 is very much due, with Kanye himself posting last year (his own post has since been deleted) sketches that suggest a raft of new Yeezy models are due to hit store shelves in 2019. This includes, to the excitement of many Adidas-contracted players in the NBA, what appears to be Yeezy's first proper basketball shoe.


Via GQ Australia