Everything you need to know about copping Kanye’s latest kicks.
It’s a busy time for the Adidas Yeezy line of sneakers. Earlier this week, Kanye West dropped his new Yeezy 500 “Mud Rat” as part of a hoodie-and-shorts bundle pack, which came just two weeks after the release of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Beluga 2.0.” And on December 9, the second iteration of Kanye West’s still newish Adidas Yeezy Powerphase sneakers—this time in gray—are dropping at retailers around the world. The Calabasas-stamped kicks may not have the hype of the 350 V2, or the dad-vibes Yeezy Boost 700, but getting your hands on a pair of these minimalist leather 1980s-inspired sneakers won’t exactly be a walk in the park. Here is everything you need to know about the latest from the Three Stripes and Yeezy.
Official Name: Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas in “Gray”
Rarity: Harder to cop than the first Powerphase (which can now be scooped up for just above retail), but not as difficult as a standard Yeezy Boost release.
Where to Buy ’Em
Below are all of the online releases and raffles for these sneaks we know about, which we’ll be updating throughout the week.
Adidas Confirmed in select cities (Reservations 12/7)
Adidas.com/Yeezy (Time TBD)
Yeezy Supply (Time TBD)
Bait (In-Store Raffle) Sneakerboy (In-Store)
Starcow (Instagram Raffle)
Sneakersnstuff (Online Raffle)
Undefeated (In-Store Raffle)
Ubiq (In-Store Pick-Up)
Social Status (In-Store Release)
How to Be a Better, Faster Online Shopper
Check Your Internet Connection
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Use the Buddy System
If you really want these shoes, increase your odds by telling some friends and family to try their best to get them at the same time you are. But don’t inundate them with tons of information, because chances are they don’t care. Simply send them a link, a specific time, the size you would like, and your credit card information.