Kanye West and adidas's YEEZY 500 High is back in a striking new "Tyrian" colorway. The first high-top YEEZY 500 to release since December 2019's inaugural "Slate" makeup, the "Tyrian" plays up its unique build with a bold look that's half basketball shoe and half hiking boot.
Ultra high-cut uppers are built of three main materials: neoprene, suede and leather. Each piece of this trifecta uses a different color. The neoprene base, visible between a multitude of overlays, is dressed in blue, the wavy mudguard and eyestays equip brown suede and further trim/embellishments use tumbled black leather. Thick circular black elastic laces are secured with a toggle and sit on top of a black neoprene tongue, while the podular adiPRENE midsole is dressed in a sharp steel grey shade to finalize the look.
When viewed from the side, this divergent-yet-dashing assemblage of tones and textures is undeniably reminiscent of predecessors like the YZY DSRT BT. However, the basketball-themed midsole and overall build differentiate it just enough. Alongside other new silhouettes like the YEEZY BOOST 700 MNVN, YEEZY 700 V3 and YEEZY QNTM, the 500 High "Tyrian" is a bold benchmark in a new chapter of the YEEZY line.
West's contemporary and good friend Virgil Abloh made news recently as well, with a "University Blue" colorway of his Nike Rubber Dunk appearing over the past weekend.