Back in early 2017, Kanye West had occupied himself with helping others find an overall creative direction. By July though, he returned to the studio to start producing music again. That month, he was actually spotted laced up in an adidas running shoe, which was unofficially being referred to as the YEEZY Calabasas Runner at the time. It is arguable that this pair was actually an early sample of the adidas Yeezy 500, considering that they seem to look similar. Whatever the case, the adidas Yeezy 500 made its retail debut by the end of last year and its second colorway has also arrived now.
Sneakerheads got their first look at the low-top adidas Yeezy 500 back in October 2017. For some reason it has been nicknamed the Yeezy Desert Rat 500. The model can be described as being bulky and chunky, while still having a chiseled silhouette. Overall, the Yeezy 500 is made up of mesh, suede and other materials. Instead of Boost cushioning, its soles have adiPrene foam embedded into them, enabling them to absorb shock more effectively. On December 5th, 2017, the Yeezy 500 debuted in a “Super moon Yellow” colorway as a part of a Yeezy bundle, which retailed on Yeezy Supply at a price of $760.
The second colorway of the Yeezy 500 is dubbed “Blush.” Its “Blush” nickname is apparently a reference to the fact this completely Tan-colored sneaker appears to sport a bit of a tonal tint. adidas already dropped the Yeezy 500 “Blush” twice in very limited quantities, once exclusively in Los Angeles during the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend and then via Yeezy Supply. On April 14th, 2018, the adidas Yeezy 500 “Blush” finally made its wider retail debut, both online and at select retailers at a price of $200. Retailers like Bait, END, Need Supply, Shelf Life, Slam Jam, and several others even had an online raffle for the sneaker.
adidas Yeezy 500 “Blush”
DB2908 | $200