In case you’ve been living under a rock, or without access to the Internet, you’ve probably heard everything about the Yeezy Boost. This was ‘Ye’s first sneaker after quitting (being fired) from a partnership with Nike. While his original Nike collaboration spawned two versions of the Air Yeezy, these two sneakers had that element of ridiculous that Kanye’s been leaning on for the past couple years.
Then after his breakup with Nike went down and the controversial partnership with German footwear juggernaut Adidas, things went in another direction.
There were the Yeezy 750’s, yes. I’m sure everyone saw the memes about them and their unfortunate likeness to a pair of Australian surf boots that sorority girls really like to wear to Starbucks. But they alright, I guess? Your call.
But after that was the Yeezy 350 Boost, which we talked about before on here. The Grey Yeezy’s dropped last month, and they sold out in like minutes. They were a low profile sneaker, made from a one piece primeknit material, that while super styley, were far more muted than Kanye's earlier ventures into fashion and sneakers.
Essentially, people lined up, the 350’s sold out, some were flipped on ebay, money was made, and probably 75% of the people who wanted them didn’t get a chance.That’s how it is though, right?
But earlier this week, it was announced that Adidas would release the “other pair,” black Boost 350’s that were seen on the runway when ‘Ye did his fashion thing earlier in the year. Like the grey Boosts, these are constructed from Adidas’ trademark primeknit material and the icon Boost soles, and that sweet selvedge strip on the heel, don’t forget that.
Now the question is, what laces would you put in yours if you came up on a pair? Like the grey Boosts, the black Boosts appear to come with the now iconic rope laces. But unlike the grey’s, the rope laces don’t really have that pop of contrast when laced across the primeknit.
So we’re going to go ahead and be controversial here and suggest that if you’re one of the lucky ones to snag a pair, change up the laces. We think doing Grey/White Rope Laces would look great. Not too obvious, but a nice contrast. Or you could take it a step further and be bold with a pair of Red/Black Rope Laces. What do you think of that? Too much? Never.
Of course, we have a full arsenal of 3M Rope Laces that would do the trick too. Let’s be real, if you had a pair of Yeezy Boosts, in black or grey, people would automatically be staring at your feet. So why not get them to look a little harder with a pair of premium laces form Lace Lab?