Continuing to switch things up, the Yeezy 500 is the fifth silhouette and came as the first Yeezy not featuring a BOOST midsole. These sneakers came with the adiPrene sole, which has a 20-year history. The sole originally debuted on Kobe Bryant’s signature adidas KB8 III sneaks in 1999 – primarily to help b-ballers avoid rolling their ankles on the court. The oversized look of the sole now fits in perfectly with the chunky sneaker trend.
Teasing the sneaker throughout 2017, with Kanye appearing in public wearing the previously unseen silhouette, it was not until April of 2018 that the kicks saw an official drop.