The sneaker train keeps on rolling down the track. Fresh off of crowning the best sneakers and the kicks that commanded top dollar in 2016, there is already a mysterious new shoe in the running for those honors in 2017. And it will come as a surprise to absolutely no one that the sneaker in question comes from Mr. Kanye West.
On Monday, Instagram user Sneakerprophet posted an image of what appears to be an Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 underneath a blacklight with the caption, “uv 🔦🔦”. With the ultraviolet light, the sneaker appears to be a purplish blue with zebra-like stripes around the upper. It is unclear what the sneakers look like without the lighting effect. Some have speculated that it’s a black-and-white colorway while others think it could be an all-white version that is supposed to drop in the spring.
Some Instagram commenters responded with “Please tell me this is a joke” and “April fools?” but Sneakerprophet has proven to be a reliable source for advance info about Adidas releases. He was the first to provide detailed images of the second iteration of the Yeezy Boost 350, even before the existence of the shoe had been confirmed by the company. So it is reasonable to assume that these UV kicks are legit. But since the IG caption doesn’t provide any more clues, sneakerheads will have to wait on more details. Once they come out though, you can be sure the hype around these will reach a fever pitch.