Yeezy Crocs: Kanye West to Release Yeezy Foam Runner in 2020, Report Claims

Make way for... Yeezy Crocs?

Kanye West is looking to innovate the sneaker industry with a pair of Yeezys that look deceptively like Crocs, the popular foam clog shoes.

Dubbed the Yeezy Foam Runner, the new shoes will go on sale in 2020, according to website Yeezy Mafia, which tracks the latest news and releases from West's Yeezy sneaker line in collaboration with Adidas.


— YEEZY MAFIA (@theyeezymafia) September 12, 2019

West himself has yet to confirm the news and Adidas did not immediately return Newsweek's request for comment.

The new Croc-like Yeezys appear in what looks like a new fashion campaign, pictures of which were shared by Yeezy Mafia on Twitter Thursday.

However, back in June, West's daughter North West was spotted wearing a prototype of the shoes while out with her mother Kim Kardashian West.

When will the Yeezy Crocs be released?

West's apparent foray into foam clogs is not expected to hit stores until 2020, according to Yeezy Mafia, which also reports that the shoes will have a "very affordable price point."

The new images of the shoes has prompted a huge—and humorous—response on social media.

One Twitter user dubbed them "Yocs," a play on Yeezy and Crocs.

Kanye really made Yeezy crocs. The Yocs.

— joe (@JoeJoeColes) September 12, 2019

Another tweet said the shoes are "ugly as sin."

the yeezy crocs are awful i love them they’re ugly as sin i need them

— A West (@ayyy_west) September 12, 2019

However, some Twitter users, like the person below, pointed out that like his other Yeezy products, the new shoes will likely sell out.


Kanye: You know what’d be dope? We take Crocs. Aight. And we turn them into Yeezy’s...And then we sell ‘em for $300.

Adidas Execs:

— Zach G. (@zgoldenone) September 12, 2019

Though the Yeezy Crocs aren't confirmed just yet, the next Yeezy release to hit stores and online will be the YZY DSRT BT Salt, YZY DSRT BT Rock, and YZY DSRT BT Oil, which are available from Saturday.

The YZY DSRT BT "features an upper composed of nubuck and suede overlays with mesh underlays for breathability and a reflective pull tab. The rubber outsole provides durability and traction," according to Adidas.

The sneakers will be available in adult, kids and infant sizes, with prices ranging from $200 for the adult size, $130 for kids and $100 for infants.

Also on the horizon is the release of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in a "cloud white" colorway. The sneakers go on sale worldwide on September 21, according to Adidas' Twitter.

According to a Forbes profile in August, the burgeoning Yeezy line is expected to top $1.5 billion in annual sales in 2019, which is about half of what Nike's line with Michael Jordan is expected to make in 2019.

That number is impressive because West and Adidas first got into business together in 2013 and released their first Yeezys in 2015. Nike's Air Jordan line has been in business for over 30 years.

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