Kanye West’s Yeezy designs once again raises eyebrows.
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Although the Yeezy 450 Sulfur was first released on 7 May 2022, the yellow wave-soled shoes with knit body recently rekindled attention when a Yeezy fan account asked for public opinion about the shoes.
YZY 450 SULFUR— YEEZY MAFIA (@theyeezymafia) July 11, 2022
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE SULFUR SO FAR? pic.twitter.com/WSWPwMrbbp
The retail price for these shoes is $200 (around RM887), but can reach over $300 (around RM1,330) in resale prices.
Naturally, like all public opinion, people were quickly divided.
Most people were quick to call the shoes out for being an ugly design, likening it to various kinds of food.
Most popularly, the shoes were likened to pasta, although others also claimed its similarities to dumplings, croissant, butter, and more.
I'll have them, but only if they come with the soy and rice vinegar dip. I'm not keen on the sweet chilli. pic.twitter.com/7cJqvw17yn— Dinky Frinkbuster (@SkipMcGowan) July 11, 2022
What's it filled with? Beef and onion or chicken and mushroom?— Dilín Ó Dose (@MimiVonPeach) July 11, 2022
Melted pastry! Worth noting, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!— #MaskUpAlways 🇮🇪 🇺🇦 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 #AdoptDontShop (@6junej) July 11, 2022
My hungry ass thought this was mozzarella cheese— H 👹 (@iamOMWTFYB) July 11, 2022
Told my wife I was going to make some trainers out of eggs and flour, she didn’t believe me. Should have seen her face when I ran pasta.— PDEFC1878 (@PDEFC1878) July 11, 2022
Of course, some came to the shoe’s defense
Others loved the shoe designs, claiming that it was very cool and comfortable.
I love them! I have a pair!!— KO Cody (@Mil_Ticket52) July 11, 2022
I'd wear them 🤔they look comfy— Siwan 🏴🏳️🌈♻️🇵🇸🐶🌈💙 (@dotworkdalek) July 11, 2022
Want. These and the matcha 🍵 coloured 450s are sweet.— Tysan Towney (@tysantowney) July 11, 2022
Not the first odd design
This isn’t the first design that has raised eyebrows, of course. With Kanye West as the face of the brand, Yeezys are known for their outrageous shoe designs and secretive release dates, which feeds into their hype status.
Most collectors do not actually wear these designer shoes, but instead like to keep them on display, much like an art piece.
Others swipe the shoes to resell at the higher price while banking on Yeezy’s brand name and exclusivity.
Still, whether or not you’re a personal fan of the shoes, fashion is fashion… not style.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.