On-Foot With the Yeezy 450 ‘Dark Slate’
The Yeezy 450 has caused quite the stir within the sneakersphere, having finally hit shelves after months of teasing and anticipation. The first colourway to arrive was the ‘Cloud White’ and, as you can expect, pairs were copped hard and fast. Being one of Kanye’s most experimental models to date, it made a nice addition to our How People are Styling series. With the silhouette circling around social media, it seems Yeezy fans are preparing for the next 450 drop which will be in a tasty ‘Dark Slate’ colour combo.
Our first look at this colourway came in towards the beginning of last month, merely days before its predecessor was scheduled to arrive. Similarly, this bad boy rocks a low-key look, in a full monotone ‘murdered-out’ upper and cage. While that original image was just a mockup, we’re pumped because we’ve just been blessed with an early IRL on-foot look from the one and only yankeekicks.
While the colourway speaks for itself, the construction of the silhouette is a real eye-popper, down below features the blacked-out cage that crawls up along each side of the silhouette. A one-piece knit material has been used for the upper and is moulded into a sock around the ankle. Unlike recent Yeezys that have dropped, this pair features the regular lace fastenings rather than the new bungee system.
The pair that yankeekicks is rocking looks to be a sample, so there could be changes to the colourway and construction before it drops. We’ll keep you updated when official information and imagery surfaces.
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