Ever since Kanye West dropped the first release of Yeezy sneakers, the world has been going crazy about them. I have owned a few pairs myself so I can chime in on their quality. Unfortunately I was not one of the blessed people to get them retail so I had to settle for resell prices at the time. Dishing out all of that money definitely makes you think “Are Yeezys worth it?” at some point. So, that’s today’s topic.
Are Yeezy’s Worth it?
I have previously owned two pair of Yeezy 350s(Oxford Tan & Moonrock) and a pair of Yeezy 750s(Triple black). The one thing I noticed right away was the comfort of the special Adidas Boost material. It seriously felt like I was walking around on a memory foam mattress all day. Every step seemed to form right to my feet which made wearing them very enjoyable.
I stayed true to size and they fit perfectly. The mesh material they use for the upper had some stretch so they break in very easy too. If you find that your Yeezy’s don’t fit that well, you can always just take out the insole and it should help out without sacrificing much comfort.
Some people have complained that the 750’s aren’t that comfortable but I experienced the complete opposite. With the zipper undone it still sits on your foot perfectly and feels really comfy. The lining is a mix of leather and mesh that supports your entire foot too.
I’ll be honest. I’m not the kind of guy that’s going to wear expensive shoes everywhere and anywhere. If I’m spending my hard earned money, I’m taking caring of those bad boys as much as I can. With that being said, I didn’t bring my Yeezy’s on really anything but solid ground. That means no snow, puddles, dirt, grass or anything that would dirty them up. Too excessive? Maybe, but the effort kept them in amazing condition. Wearing them to the mall, school and similar places barely wore them down at all. The boost on the bottom did get a slight yellow tinge over time though.
The shoes are made very well though so if you wanted to hike, play sports or be active in them, they would be great. Due to the rarity and price though, it’s probably best to avoid those things.
Yeezy’s attract attention. There’s no doubt about that. If you rock them in an urban area, there’s probably going to be a few people staring at your feet. While some other brands have tried copying the look of Yeezy’s, the originals have unique silhouettes and colorways you can’t beat.
If you want something lowkey that can match with many outfits, colors like black, grey, and white are available. For a little more flare, the Yeezy 350 V2’s specifically have a lot more life to them. Overall they are a very versatile shoe in terms of appearance.
Getting your hands on a pair of resale Yeezy’s is going to run you anywhere from $400-1000 depending on the exact size and model. If they are used, the price will generally be lower and if they are deadstock, the price is going to increase. The way I look at it is if I treat them right, by the time I go to resell them myself, I should be able to get most of my money back. If you’re interested in reselling yours in the future, consider getting them restored to increase their value.
Overall I would say Yeezy’s are worth the money as long as:
- You get them in good condition.
- You take care of them.
- You’re passionate about sneakers and streetwear.
- The money isn’t a problem.