29 Jun 2015 AT 10:56 AM

The sold-out guide to Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost

Getting up late of these sneakers has proven expensive
29 Jun 2015 AT 10:56 AM

Shoppers queued in Dubai Mall for up to 24 hours to try to grab a pair of Kanye West’s coveted Adidas 350 Boost trainers. With only 44 pairs on sale, bagging the sneakers was never going to be Yeezy (sorry, we had to). Now the limited edition trainers are on second-hand website like Dubizzle and Ebay for upwards of AED6,000.

So what’s all the fuss about? Firstly, this is a comfortable shoe. The one piece melange weave is constructed using Adidas’s PrimeKnit technology. The laces blend into the upper, and are only used as a secondary means of fit due to the construction of the shoe. The suede on the inner arch bears the YZY name; something no doubt Kanye himself would have made sure was included. And they’re designed by Kanye West so… there’s that.

If you slept-in, didn't bother, or were the unfortunate 45th person in the queue, here's how to increase your outside chance of owning a pair:

  • Dubizzle - prices from AED4,000
  • Ebay - prices from AED2,534
  • Play the waiting game - we reckon prices will come down in the next few weeks
  • Sign up on the Adidas website for updates - www.adidas.com/kanye

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