The 10 Best Yeezy Sneakers of All Time

The 10 Best Yeezy Sneakers of All Time

The Yeezy line has become one of the most sought-after sneaker collections in the world, with iconic designs like the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Zebra” and Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” creating a lasting impression on sneaker culture. With so many great releases over the years, it can be hard to decide which Yeezys are truly the best. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to rank the top 10 Nike and Adidas Yeezy sneakers of all time based on their popularity, rarity, and cultural significance. So if you’re looking to add some to your collection or just want to find out what’s all the buzz over these sneakers, keep reading!

Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 "Inertia"

#10 Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Inertia”

Introducing the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 ‘Inertia’ – part of the beloved Yeezy Season 8 lineup. Crafted with luxurious suede, mesh, and leather sections, this sneaker exudes class in its cool grey tones. Meanwhile, pops of Tangerine provide a vibrant contrast that adds to its allure. As for comfort? That’s taken care of too – thanks to full-length Boost cushioning inside the chunky midsole – making it an absolute must-have!

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Beluga 2.0"

#9 Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Beluga 2.0”

With the Yeezy Beluga 2.0, Kanye West brought his renowned Adidas sneakers back to their roots with a fresh take on the initial colorway of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2. Not like its predecessor which boasted an eye-catching orange stripe along its side, this 2017 version features barely visible zebra stripes and only one contrasting light shade – Bold Orange – for the SPLY-350 branding. It’s truly stunning!

Nike Air Yeezy 1 "Net Tan"

#8 Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Net Tan”

In June of 2009, the Air Yeezy ‘Net’ was released to be the third and last colorway of Kanye West and Nike’s debut sneaker. The upper portion is made from beige leather with a pink lining along its high collar, while the midsole retains elements taken from the Nike Air Jordan 3 in two distinct tones. Furthermore, patent leather details adorn much of this shoe including on its midfoot strap that shines brightly in contrast to both perforated leather vamp and toe wrap embossed completely with an eye-catching all-over ‘Y’ print.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 "Light Brown"

#7 Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Light Brown”

In late 2013, Kanye West embarked on a journey seeking creative liberation; his destination? Adidas. The minute the partnership between them was unveiled to the public, anticipation immediately grew around this unique collaboration. As he is known for doing things differently, Kanye debuted the 750 Yeezy Boost at the Grammy’s in typical Yeezy style. The first colorway was released that year during NBA All-Star Weekend in New York City and featured shades of Brown/Carbon White/Light Brown (more commonly referred to as grey). This marked a major moment not only for Adidas but also for sneaker culture overall – one that would be remembered for years to come!

Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 "Wave Runner"

#6 Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Wave Runner”

The Yeezy 700 Boost Wave Runner was the shoe that initiated a dramatic change in style for the brand; transitioning away from a minimalistic design to an aesthetic inspired by 90s fashion. This model acted as a bridge between models like the knit 350 and 550’s skater-style vibes. The upper of this sneaker combines grey mesh, leather, and black suede overlays with teal underlays. A thick Boost sole adorned with orange details rounds out its look!

Nike Air Yeezy 1 "Zen Grey"

# 5 Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Zen Grey”

The Air Yeezy ‘Zen’ debuted in April 2009 – part of the first collaborative release from Kanye West and Nike. This silhouette stands out for its distinct features, borrowing details from the Nike archives to create a new look. The mostly neutral colorway is punctuated with vibrant accents throughout, including on the patent leather midfoot strap and premium suede toe cap, while the rubber outsole glows green under UV light!

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Static"

#4 Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Static”

Introducing the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Static Non-Reflective’ – a revolutionary shoe that flaunts standout features like never before seen! From its translucent side stripe to 3M reflective detailing on the laces, Primeknit upper, and Three-Stripes branding interior heel, these shoes are set to be nothing short of extraordinary. Moreover, their midsole is composed of ridged TPU sidewalls exhibiting semi-translucent properties where full-length Adidas boost cushioning lies beneath.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 "Pirate Black"

#3 Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Pirate Black”

Unveiled on the 15th of February, 2016, the Yeezy Boost 350 ‘Pirate Black’ 2016 features a striking pirate black/ dark grey Primeknit upper alongside patterned rope laces in deep grey and bold red accents for an eye-catching look. Not only that but it boasts upgraded padding on the inside of its heel and softer suede material to gracefully adorn its patches. A sharp black Boost outsole finishes off this remarkable design.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Zebra"

#2 Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Zebra”

When the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Zebra’ made its debut on February 25th, 2017 – it quickly gained a strong following amongst sneakerheads. Featuring a white/core black Primeknit upper plus bright red SPLY 350 branding atop its translucent white midsole housing full-length Boost cushioning technology – demand for this spectacular pair was immense! Fortunately for those who missed out during its initial restock on June 24th, 2017; two more chances to get their hands on these iconic shoes occurred in November 2018 and April 2022 respectively.

Nike Air Yeezy 2 "Red October"

#1 Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”

The Air Yeezy 2 SP ‘Red October’ easily stands apart from its counterparts due to its singular scarlet finish complemented by shimmering gold lace tips. Moreover, this sneaker boasts a unique design that features lines of miniature triangular studs instead of the typical anaconda texture on the side panels. The chaos surrounding the release of this sneaker only added to its mythical appeal. After Kanye West cut ties with Nike, these shoes unexpectedly dropped online in February 2014 and instantly became a collector’s item. A deadstock pair of these kicks can easily fetch thousands of dollars in the aftermarket.

Yeezy Jumped Over Jumpman

The Yeezy line, created by Kanye West in collaboration with Adidas and Nike, has become one of the most highly coveted and sought-after sneaker collections in the world. From the iconic Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Zebra” to the rare Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October,” these sneakers have left a lasting impression on sneaker culture. In this article, we’ve taken a look at the best Nike and Adidas Yeezy sneakers of all time, ranking them based on their popularity, rarity, and cultural significance. From the low-key ‘Zen Grey’ to the highly sought-after ‘Red October’, you could say that Kanye West has jumped over Jumpman with his best work yet.

Connor Goodale

Connor is the owner and chief editor of Archive Avenue, a website dedicated to fashion and lifestyle. Connor has always had a passion for style and fashion. He created this website to share his unique view of the fashion world.

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