The adidas Yeezy 450 ‘Dark Slate’ delivers a blacked-out iteration of Kanye West’s boundary-pushing silhouette. Stripped of color and exterior branding, the knit upper is secured with an integrated lacing system and topped with an elastic, sock-like cuff. In lieu of a traditional midsole, the rubber outsole sprouts tapered appendages that wrap up the heel and side panels of the deconstructed build, providing support and enhanced durability within its grasp.
The Yeezy 450 ‘Cloud White’ highlights neutral hues on a deconstructed sneaker developed with a design assist from Steve Smith, the mastermind behind iconic silhouettes ranging from the New Balance 997 to the Reebok Instapump Fury. Exterior branding is stripped from the one-piece knit textile upper, secured with an elastic cuff and an integrated lacing system. The minimalist design is encroached upon by the unique configuration of the molded outsole, featuring a set of ‘fingers’ that wrap up the side panels.