Hundreds of UNRELEASED YEEZY Samples Shown To The Public – Kanye Forbes Interview:

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In a recent interview with Forbes Magazine, Kanye West (creator and head of Yeezy) has shown hundreds of unreleased samples to the public for the very first time.

Within the interview, Kanye answers questions on the design behind the shoe, as well as he explains it is not all about the sales to him, but the creative design behind each one of his works of art. From this picture alone, we can see hundreds of new silhouettes as well as a variety of colourways yet to release – many of which never will.

An in depth look at this sneaker circle shows the anticipated Yeezy 451 in a variety of styles, coupled with the new Yeezy 350 v3 design, which has also been rumoured to release for a number of months now. Kanye unfortunately sheds no light on which models will be releasing, but we as avid Yeezy fans can only hope for the best and as many to release as possible. 

As Kanye once said, ‘anyone who wants Yeezys, will have Yeezys’ and from the looks of this interview, the amount potentially releasing in the near future could make this statement true. Although I am glad with the amount of upcoming designs of the new shoes, many people disagree as the Yeezy bubble is seemingly going to burst. The more designs out there, the more stock and therefore the hype behind the brands dies, resulting in many resellers and collectors not wanting any new shoes. They feel it is a bad decision for the brand itself as it is edging to more general release rather than the previously limited and hard to come by sneaker. What is your opinion on the situation as a whole, do you like the designs previewed in the interview? Or are you against Yeezy and prefer ‘Checks over Stripes” as Travis Scott said. Voice your opinion below, stay tuned for more upcoming news and releases here at InsideTheTrends.

Potential Louis Vuitton x Nike Collaboration?!

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Louis Vuitton x Nike Collaboration in the works due to one individual?! Do you think that this collab could ever happen?
  • With the recent success of Virgil Abloh’s latest collection with Louis Vuitton having been appointed lead designer of this season, is there a possibility of the high-end fashion icon arranging and potentially designing a collab that we all need, but never imagined.
  • Rumors have arisen recently of the potential collab with some mock up images being produced about the potential design that could be implemented. The powerhouse that is Louis Vuitton could be in considerations with a collaboration with Nike to potentially branch out into a more accessible market for those who may not want to pay the high retails which Louis Vuitton offer. But why Nike? Nike has risen massively in popularity over the past few years, this can be due to their previous work with Virgil Abloh on “THE TEN” collection. Nike may want to branch out their brand even more into the more high end fashion industry having already worked with Off-White.
  • Virgil Abloh would play a huge role within this collab that could potentially happen, as he is currently the head of design at Louis Vuitton, and his previous success with the Off-White collaboration with Nike could prove vital if this was to ever take place. “THE TEN” has, in most Sneakerheads eyes revolutionised the game, with the resale value being 10x the retail of the product, the collaboration helped put Nike back in the front running of not only the sneaker community, but also playing a huge influence within streetwear. Virgil’s designs proved simple but yet had huge hype within the community, a huge factor which caused the Yeezy bubble to burst, Adidas falling behind and a new wave of high-end fashion collaborating with more affordable brands.
  • If this was to happen, another high-end fashion house collaborating with Nike, what do you think would happen to the likes of other high-street affordable brands such as Adidas? Would they fall further behind? Or would Adidas and other brands push further in order to compete with Nike? Personally, myself and many other members within the streetwear community would love to see a collaboration with Nike and Louis Vuitton, the possibilities could be endless, would there be more of a high-end fashion show feel with vast and extravagant designs, or a more basic and wearable design that could blow up and change the community?

Did Yeezy Jump over Jumpman?

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“Yeezy , Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman.”

Did it though? Did Kanye’s newborn brand actually overtake the giant that is Jordan?

It was quite a bold claim from a brand that, at the time, had only really been kicking for about a year. With the first Adidas Yeezy shoe hitting the streets on October 29th 2015.

But at the time was Kanye right? 2016-17 was definitely a period where everyone was after  a pair of yeezys, people were managing to sell pairs for $1000+ at a time with the highest price that I could find being $3400 for a pair of 350 pirate blacks.

So I guess Kanye was right when the song came out, but does the statement still stand? Is Yeezy still the more popular/sought after brand?

If you were to go onto many of the online forums for sneakerheads today to ask the question then the likelihood is you’d be chased off by a horde of ‘die-hard’ sneaker and trainer fans telling you the common line “Yeezy is dead”; and with the huge boost for Nike and the Jordan Brand from their Off-White collaboration it’s becoming harder and harder to disagree. Although people are still fans of the Adidas Yeezy, it isn’t a shoe people jump for anymore.

Personally, I would put this down to the lack of exclusivity nowadays. Kanye and Adidas have released too many pairs and colourways for people to get excited anymore. A brand built on hype and exclusivity will struggle to become general release with a constant output of variations.

Jordan Brand was built on performance and athleticism. Born in 1985 under the name of the best player of the era, everyone who paid attention to sports in America wanted a pair of Jordans, so Jordan did what any supplier does; keep up with the demand. Whenever demand was depleted, they would bring forward a newer, more modernised model of shoe. Constantly keeping people excited and wondering what was coming next lead the Jordan Brand to be incredibly successful.

Supply and demand is exactly where Yeezy went wrong, they have begun to over deliver their products, people hardly have a chance to look at the latest model before the next is announced and released. This is vastly different to when Yeezy started, with people constantly in anticipation of the next release.

Yeezy just seem to be digging themselves a deeper hole at this point as well, increasing the prices of their products in a desperate attempt to keep profit margins healthy. A shoe that started around the $200 or £160 mark, all the way up to £220 in the UK and around $280 in the US. The shoes aren’t even worth that much in the resell market in most cases now, so how they think this retail price works is beyond me.

The majority of posts on social media now are all about Jordan now, and currently they are killing the game with constant releases. Yeezys on the other hand are getting more and more hate.

What do you think? Do you prefer the modern brand that is Yeezy? Or do you prefer the giant that is Jordan?