Original Story (09/12/20): Earlier this year, North West was spotted wearing what seemed to be a Croc-like version of the YEEZY 700. Now, thanks to an editorial from The Face Magazine, some additional info about this upcoming YEEZY silhouette has been revealed.
This silhouette, known as the YEEZY Foam Runner, is unlike any of Kanye West’s previous footwear models. The foam-molded sneaker features a slip-on design with no lacing mechanisms. The oval-shaped perforations on the midsole feature a similar design to the midsole of the YEEZY 700.
The YEEZY Foam Runner is currently scheduled to release sometime in 2020 and is said to have a very affordable price point. Check out the photos from The Face Magazine below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for more info.
adidas YEEZY Foam Runner
Release Date: June 26, 2020
Price: $75 USD
Update (06/26/20): Kanye West has returned to Twitter today to announce, amongst other things, the release of the YEEZY Foam Runner “Ararat.” Cop now via YEEZYSUPPLY.com.
— ye (@kanyewest) June 26, 2020
Update (06/11/20): Kanye West recently spoke with Pharrell as part of i-D Magazine’s “The Faith In Chaos” Summer 2020 Issue and talked about the YEEZY Foam Runners. “The Foam Runners we’re coming out with in June are our first American manufactured items and we gotta figure out how to do localized manufacturing,” says West when discussing the issues with manufacturing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Whether or not these are actually dropping in June has not actually been confirmed, but for now we just have to that Ye’s word for it. Stay tuned for official release info.
Update (11/07/19): In a live discussion hosted by Fast Fashion, Kanye West and Steven Smith discuss the environmental and economical aspects of the YEEZY Foam Runner. Prototypes were manufactured in Atlanta, bringing YEEZY manufacturing to the states. It’s made of EVA blended with foam produced from algae harvested from ponds. New YEEZY headquarters in Wyoming will include a hydroponic farm where the company can grow its own algae. “We’re going to be farming and going seed to sole.” Check out the discussion in the video below.
Update (02/10/20): Get a closer look at the YEEZY Foam Runner below. A release is expected sometime during Spring/Summer 2020.