UPDATE: Derided by the likes of Yeezy Mafia as being an 'outdated' and 'abandoned' endeavour, this mysterious pink mid-cut Yeezy has surfaced once again, this time in the hands of one of Instagram's most notorious sneaker leakers. The photographer has made no comment on the shoe itself – except for the addition of a #yeezy650 hashtag – but has a track record for previewing sneakers months ahead of their release with a near flawless hit rate.
At this stage, adidas are yet to officially comment on a release, but we'll be sure to keep you updated when more info rolls in.
While dozens of fakes and questionable customs filter through sneaker channels every day, it’s rare that a Yeezy prototype makes its way out of adidas’ grasp after being shelved in the design process – but that appears to be the case here.
The shoes appeared, as usual, on a sneaker leaker’s Instagram and have been labelled the Yeezy BOOST 650 v1. Characterised by a raised collar, the new model looks to be a natural graduation of the 350 v2. The tooling is the same, and the v2’s midsole seems to be reused, although a portion of the heel comes in a darker tint. Before you get your hopes up about a new Yeezy, it should be noted that Yeezy aficionados have already claimed the shoe to be a discontinued idea that won't be hitting retailers.
Legit but outdated and project has been abandoned a year ago https://t.co/JOniph5KJe
— Yeezy Mafia (@theyeezymafia) April 24, 2017
Of course, adidas are yet to weigh in on the 650 v1 and it’s sure to stay that way. But don’t be too disappointed, there’s still a ‘Triple White’ 350 v2 dropping on April 29.
– Originally published April 26, 2017