ARTICLE BY Gabe Filippa
adidas Yeezy 450
adidas Yeezy 450
adidas Yeezy 450

First Look: The adidas Yeezy 450 ‘Dark Slate’

Conceived in collaboration with sneaker mastermind Steven Smith, the adidas ,Yeezy 450 is perhaps Kanye West’s most experimental silhouette to date.

Manufactured with a one-piece knit textile upper, the Yeezy 450 features an integrated lacing system and elastic cuff. Down below, the avant-garde moulded outsole wraps ‘fingers’ around the side panels. One of the more salient design attributes, however, is the lack of branding on the Yeezy 450.

First glimpsed in the early stages of 2018, the design was quick to perplex sneakerheads the world over. Much later, in 2020, Kanye West was finally spotted in the sneaker at the Yeezy Season 8 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.

While the celestial Yeezy 450 ‘Cloud White’ is scheduled to arrive this week, it looks like there’ll be another one on the way, the ‘murdered-out’ edition of the Yeezy 450 turning out the lights on the alien design.

No word on official release dates as of yet, but keep it locked to Sneaker Freaker for updates. Retail price is locked at $200.

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