Gradient Fade Midsoles Come To the adidas Yeezy 450 'Cinder'
New year, new Yeezys. The artist formerly known as Kanye West and adidas are gearing up for a wide swath of drops in 2022, and one of the forthcoming styles to surface is a Yeezy 450 'Cinder' with a brand-new embellishment: a gradient fade midsole.
Every Yeezy 450 that's released until this point has been monochromatic, and for good reason – the spiky, Steven Smith-designed midsole that encases the knit upper can take some getting used to! Now that the market is familiar with the silhouette Yeezy are able to turn up the heat with the colour schemes, so the 'Cinder' midsole fades from a rich brown on the heel to an elegant tan on the toebox. The upper doesn't follow the example set by the bottom half, as it opts for a full tan look.
Currently, there's no offical release information to be had for this fade-equipped 450, and it may well be a sample. However, if it does release it'll accompany styles like the Yeezy Knit Runner 'Stone Carbon', the Yeezy BOOST 350 V2 'MX Blue' and the Yeezy BOOST 350 V2 'Pure Oat' in carrying the torch for Yeezy footwear's seventh year on the market.
If you're looking to get caught up on all the Three Stripes' recent goings-on before this year's release slate kicks off in full, check out adidas' best moments of 2021 here.