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The partnership between Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and adidas produced some of the most sought-after sneakers ever made. Following his antisemitic remarks in October, adidas ended a partnership that had played a pivotal role in their business and found itself stuck with $1.3 billion worth of Yeezy sneakers.
Twenty-seven Yeezy releases (that we know of) were intended to hit shelves if the partnership continued. Some of these pairs, including new models, may eventually see a release with the news that adidas will release part of the Yeezy inventory and donate the proceeds to international organizations. Check down below for the entire list, and keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app for updates on a possible release for these Yeezys.
adidas Yeezy Knit BSKTBL Onyx (October 28, 2022)
Not even Ye’s own basketball team, the Donda Doves, were rocking the adidas Yeezy Knit BSKTBL, though if they did, this Onyx colorway would’ve been perfect. This pair was intended to release on October 28, 2022, and had plenty of raffles available to enter before adidas decided to end the Yeezy partnership.
adidas Yeezy 500 Utility Black (October 31, 2022)
While the previously mentioned sneaker was not worn by the Donda Doves, the team did often sport the adidas Yeezy 500 Utility Black. This pair keeps things monochromatic from top to bottom and is one of the best 500 colorways to release thus far
adidas Yeezy Desert Boot Salt and Oil (November 2022)
Early in 2022, the Yeezy Desert Boot restocked in its “Rock” colorway. To cap off the year, the “Salt” and “Oil” colorways were gearing up for their own restock. Both pairs were still appearing on the JD Sports release calendar following the split between Ye and adidas, though eventually they were removed from the site.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Onyx (November 2022)
The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Onyx was initially released at the beginning of 2022 and was set to rerelease on Black Friday. Even with many experiencing fatigue from the 350 v2 silhouette, it was still one of the more popular releases based on the fact it sold on average for nearly $100 over its retail price on secondary markets.
adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Tephra (November 2022)
The adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Tephra is one of the few colorways on the model that switched up the material makeup. With the pair only seeing a small restock on Yeezy Day 2021, fans were excited to have another chance at securing a pair.
adidas Yeezy Boost 700 Utility Black (December 2022)
Part of the slew of all-black Yeezy releases during the summer of 2019, the adidas Yeezy 700 Utility Black was prepping for a rerelease before Ye and adidas broke up. A gum rubber outsole contrasted the look, unlike most all-black colorways from Yeezy.
adidas Yeezy Foam RNNR MX Brown Blue (2022)
This “MX Brown Blue” Foam RNNR added a swirl pattern containing its titular shades across a black-based colorway. Images of retail pairs had emerged just under a month before adidas Yeezy was no more.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Granite (2022)
Offering a blend of subdued grey tones, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Granite” was rumored to be the first Yeezy to release following the breakup between Ye and adidas. A new style of official images from adidas appeared, and the pair was supposedly loaded for a release in January 2023.
adidas Yeezy Slide Azure (2022)
The most vibrant take on the adidas Yeezy Slide appeared with the “Azure” colorway. Known for its minimalist aesthetic and comfortable design, the Yeezy Slide series had quickly become a staple of casual footwear. The Azure iteration was set to introduce a refreshing splash of color to a lineup that typically favored earth-tones.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon Beluga (2022)
Another adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 that was set to hit the market was the “Carbon Beluga” colorway. This sneaker was a new twist to the iconic Beluga colorway that offered darker grey tones compared to the Beluga 1.0 and Beluga Reflective from 2016 and 2021, respectively.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 MX Dark Salt (2022)
adidas Yeezy Slide Granite (2022)
Another black-based foam slip-on from adidas Yeezy, the Yeezy Slide Granite is eerily similar to the “Onyx” colorway launched in 2022.
adidas Yeezy 450 Stone Teal (2022)
The only adidas Yeezy model to be produced in Germany, the Yeezy 450 struggled to sell pairs after its initial colorway. This pair, dubbed “Stone Teal,” was similar to the “Utility Black” and “ “Dark Slate” colorways with its black-based Primeknit upper. What made this pair different was its heel featuring a muted hit of teal.
adidas Yeezy Foam RNNR Flax (2022)
Yeezy and adidas crafted another tan-colored Foam RNNR with the “Flax” colorway.
adidas Yeezy 950 Pirate Black (2022/2023)
Although Ye may have disliked adidas revisiting the vault, the adidas Yeezy 950 “Pirate Black” was intended for a comeback. The duck boot design fits nicely into Ye’s early Yeezy Season capsules and would have returned in both a men's version and a women’s version, the latter featuring a wedge heel on the insole.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V1 Pirate Black (2022/2023)
One of the most anticipated pairs was the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 “Pirate Black”. One of the original colorways in the Yeezy line, the restock would have used the 2016 build of the 350 V1 with upgraded padding in the heel.
adidas Yeezy 500 Tan White (2023)
A colorway of the Yeezy 500 that appeared months after Ye and adidas were no longer partners, this pair features Yeezy branding on the insole and a production date after October 2022, meaning adidas has been producing Yeezy sneakers well past the breakup of the two.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Space Grey (2023)
Touting an all-grey upper similar to the “Granite” colorway, this 350 v2 featured the “Static” knit pattern, the go-to pattern for many 350 v2 colorways.
adidas Yeezy 500 White Gum (2023)
Based on an original sample for the adidas Yeezy 500, this “White Gum” colorway paired a creamy white upper with a clean gum bottom. This pair was produced after the Yeezy partnership ended.
adidas Yeezy 700 V3 Foam + Knit/Yeezy 700 V4 (2023)
Ye first showcased the Yeezy 700 V3 Foam + Knit on Twitter in 2020. This pair takes the shape of the 700 V3 and adds a new mix of materials to the model. The silhouette was set to debut in 2023, though exactly which version remains a mystery.
adidas Yeezy Foam RNNR V2 Prototype (2023)
Like many Yeezy models, the Foam RNNR was set for an update with the aptly named Foam RNNR V2. This version lowered the model's cut and incorporated design elements from the Merrell Hydromoc, like the more oval-shaped perforations. Pictured is a prototype that was not intended to be released to the public, though the final version of the silhouette has yet to be spotted.
adidas Yeezy 500 Tactical Boot (2023)
The adidas Yeezy 500 Tactical Boot was a testament to Yeezy's venture into a more rugged, utilitarian design. Early samples were spotted in 2020 and took inspiration from the Nike SFB Boot. However, the final version incorporated a design that was more like the Yeezy Season Combat Boot and the unreleased adidas version of the Combat Boot.
adidas Yeezy Foam RNNR Carbon (2023)
Another dark-based Foam RNNR, this “Carbon” colorway was only shades off from the “Onyx” pair released in 2022.
adidas Yeezy Slide MX Grey & MX Tan (2023)
Initially seen in sample form in 2020, two colorways of the adidas Yeezy Slide in an MX pattern were produced in April 2022. Photos of the slides only appeared after the departure of Yeezy from adidas.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Static Reflective
The very first adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 to feature a 3M reflective upper, the "Static," was intended to make a return for the first time. This would have followed up on Yeezy Day 2022's restock of the non-reflective version of the colorway.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 CMPCT Panda
Aside from the Yeezy 380, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 CMPCT was the closest we would get to the elusive 350 V3. This “Panda” colorway emerged just before adidas terminated the Yeezy partnership.