People Are Desperate For Yeezy Slides Even Though They Look Like This

Sneakerheads and Kanye West stans rushed to get the brand new Yeezy Slides, as soon as they went on sale Friday, but some people were happy to save the cash, due to the simplistic design that the sandals have.


— YEEZY MAFIA (@theyeezymafia) August 28, 2020

Available in three colors: Bone (white), Soot (brown), and Core (tan), the Yeezy Slides sold for $55 through the Yeezy Supply website. The sandals are currently sold out on the website, and the next Yeezy drop will be the YZY QNTMs ("Quantums") on Saturday. According to Yeezy Mafia, the Quantums are a restock of a limited release from February. Those will retail for $250 a pair and will be available in adult, kid, and infant sizes. There will be one more drop with Yeezy Boost 380 "Peppers," which will cost $230.

The slides are already listed on resale websites like GOAT. A pair of Core slides will run you $230 from the reseller, and a pair of Soot slides will cost $189.

Despite the shoes being limited and coveted by many, other people on Twitter mocked the simplistic design, which is a spare post-modern design with an Adidas logo printed in the center of the heel. Many people compared them to sandals that are given to inmates at county jails. Some Twitter users called people hypocritical and mocked them for buying them after saying they looked like "prison slippers." Some other people likened them to knock-off Crocs, wondering why people were spending the money on them.

These are the new yeezy slides. But real shoe heads know you can get these just by visiting your local county jail.

— Cowboy Aesop (@Cowboy_Aesop) September 4, 2020

If u want the yeezy slides just go to jail they got plenty pairs of these 🤣

— Birth Of Hip Hop (@BirthOfHiphopNY) September 4, 2020

Why everyone tryna buy the Yeezy slides now?? I thought y'all said they where prison slippers 💆🏾

— Marcus / Mr. Right-Now (@trashtivist) September 4, 2020

I copped a pair of yeezy slides.

— Jeff Blix (@JeffBlix) September 4, 2020

Another comparison that came in was to the popular children's toy "Hex Bugs," some of which have similar color schemes and legs that resemble the grooves on the sole.

Idk why the new yeezy slides remind me of a hex bug

— 𝙎𝙤𝙨𝙖 (@skatedadhoodlum) September 4, 2020

Other memes came in from people who didn't manage to get their hands on a pair. While they were upset to miss out on the drop, they were relieved to save the cash that they would've spent on the shoes.

when i failed to get the yeezy slides but remember i saved $55

— tae 🌟💿 (@heyiamtae) September 4, 2020

Some people redirected criticism from the shoes to Yeezy himself-Kanye West. One user tweeted that it was wrong for people to try so hard to get their hands on a pair, because of West's presidential campaign. "[Isn't] this the same guy that's trying to split the vote in an election?" they wrote.

The way how yall are going hard for yeezy slides shows how cancel culture makes no damn sense. It's this the same guy thats trying to split the vote in an election?? I'm really starting to not like it here.

— BLACK LIVES MATTER 🏳️‍🌈 (@taishacaswell) September 4, 2020

Despite the criticisms levied against the slides, one user made use of the simple design, painting illustrations of Sesame Street's Elmo and Cookie Monster on the sides.

Custom Yeezy Slides by me 👨🏽‍🎨
For @nateportr

— cb (@__ChillOut) September 3, 2020

A press contact for Adidas did not respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment in time for publication.

Yeezy Slides
Both Soot and Core Yeezy Slides sold out quickly after being released on Friday. Screenshot/Yeezy Supply

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