Few sneaker drops bring as much hype as new Yeezys.
Love him or hate him, Kanye West is impossible to ignore. Everything the subversive rapper touches – from his music to his politics to his love life – sends shockwaves through the pop culture universe.
His sneakers are no exception.
Over the years, West has brought us Adidas Yeezy shoes for men in innovative styles from OG classics like the BOOST 350 V2s, nostalgic dad shoes a la the 700s, and avant-garde styles like the Foam Runner and 450s.
YEEZY connoisseurs revel in a persistent rollout of new colorways, reboots, and re-releases – not to mention the multi-million dollar resale industry spurred by diehard Yeezyheads.
Read on to learn about vibe-worthy Yeezy sneakers for men currently on the market plus the most anticipated drops and restocks of 2022.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Dazzling Blue’
We would be remiss to not begin with the GOAT. The most popular Yeezy of all time, the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2, is among the most sought after by Yeezyheads and casual shoppers alike.
The release of the new colorway “Dazzling Blue” was dropped on February 26th alongside Ye’s release of Donda 2. This isn’t the first time Kanye has dropped a new 350 along with new music, but this shoe has a special place in our hearts as it pays homage to Mama West.
Adidas Yeezy Boost V2 ‘Bone’
Debuted on March 21st, the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 in ‘Bone’ is one of this year’s cleanest 350s. The new colorway is hot among fans of the ‘Cream’ Yeezy that dropped last year. If you missed those, be sure to shop Yeezy shoes online and snag this variation.
Fans of the monochromatic look should keep their eyes open for the Spring 2022 release of this model’s sister shoe: the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 in ‘Onyx.’ The black version is expected to be one of the most anticipated YEEZY drops of all time.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Oreo’
The last YEEZY 350 we will touch on is the much-anticipated restock of the ‘Oreo’ colorway. This Yeezy features a simple Black Primeknit with a cream side stripe and the famous SPLY 350 branding.
Don’t forget to peep the “Red Stripe” released earlier this year, and stay tuned for the rumored “Reverse Oreo” sneaker coming later in 2022.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner
Arguably the most beloved 700 of all time, Yeezy fans are flocking to the fourth global restock of the YEEZY BOOST 700 ‘Wave Runner.’
Re-released on March 22nd, the Wave Runner was among the original class of Yeezy 700s released at Ye’s Season 5 fashion show in August 2017. It’s one of the most timeless and enduring 700s on the market.
Adidas Yeezy 700 V3 ‘Mono Safflower’
This iteration of the Yeezy 700 V3 dropped on March 18th and is considered a reboot of the original ‘Safflower,’ released in November 2020. The update features a more vibrant yellow in the Primeknit while the TPU cage overlay comes in a smooth cream rather than white.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 Mnvn ‘Geode’
This sneaker is the first of its kind with a Pale Lilac on the upper paired with Metallic Silver ‘700’ branding on the side.
Fans of the MNVN should also stay tuned for the equally futuristic Boost 700 MNVN Laceless in “Phosphor” — a chemically infused shade of yellow.
Adidas Yeezy 450 ‘Sulfur’
One of the most anticipated new colorways, the YEEZY 450 in ‘Sulfur’ dropped on May 7th. This shade launched as part of this year’s colorway family along with another Yeezy 450 in ‘Cinder.’
Fans of the 450 should watch for the release of ‘Utility Black,’ expected in August 2022.
Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner ‘Onyx’
The Foam Runner is here to stay. This spring, we saw the well-received release of the style in Stone Sage, Mist, and Sulfer.
The porous construction combines environmentally-friendly algae with EVA technology, giving the shoe a high degree of breathability and an unexpected level of comfort and functionality.
Fans of the Foam Runner should stay tuned for the Foam Runner in ‘Onyx’ and a shade of electric blue coming later this year.
Adidas Yeezy BSKTBL Knit ‘Slate Azure’
The latest basketball shoe from Kanye West boasts a sock-like, speckled blue and beige Primeknit with an extended black hightop. Other detailing includes a fresh Azure Blue rubber outsole, reflective heel caps, and a toe that glows in the dark.
Adidas Yeezy Quantum ‘Mono Carbon’
The ‘Mono Carbon’ is one of the newest color options offered by Yeezy. The marbled grey Primeknit, suede toe wrap, and semi-translucent sole nod to the original QNTM released in 2020.
This year’s model offers a greener tinge on the upper and a slightly yellowed sole, fitting into this year’s family of earthy colors.
Adidas Yeezy Slide ‘Onyx’
The Yeezy slide is a fan favorite with comfortable EVA foam and a soft top layer in the footbed. The simplistic style debuted in Onyx on March 7th and has proven to be a hit as the weather heats up.
Watch for the release of a new colorway ‘MX Cream’ expected later in 2022.
Adidas Yeezy Knit Runner ‘Stone Carbon’
Another innovative design from Ye with enduring fan appeal is the Knit Runner. Following the release of ‘Sulfer’ last year, the much-anticipated drop of ‘Stone Carbon’ hit stores on March 26th.
The minimalist knit construction features a Slate Grey lower with a strip of Light Brown on top and a herringbone sole. Adding to the shoe’s utilitarian vibes is a stamping of the shoe size printed on the outer rim.
The Best Yeezy Shoes for Men
2022 is shaping up to be yet another big year for Yeezy shoes for men. The Kanye-designed sneakers live at the intersection of athletics and high fashion and continue to move the needle of style.
Don’t miss your chance to cop this year’s hottest Yeezys before they’re gone. Check out View the Vibe for more style and fashion guides, plus all the best lifestyle and culture the 6ix has to offer.