Ranking Kanye West Shoes: From Trash Talkers to Block Rockers!

 In Sneakers, Yeezy

Love him or hate him, Kanye West’s influence as an artist, designer, and trendsetter is just WILD! Even if some haters diss his styles, you can’t deny they blew up when they dropped. Amid the drama and headline chaos, Ye doesn’t just talk, he roars, setting trends that sometimes surpass Travis Scott’s hottest drops! After all, Kanye’s Yeezy collab with Adidas, smashing in at a hefty $1.5B, didn’t come from nowhere. Despite the messy split with these titans, owning any Kanye West shoes, whether it’s Adidas, Louis Vuitton, Nike, or plain Yeezy, is still a total thrill! However, with all these iconic drops and collabs, keeping up is a crazy hustle. But don’t sweat it, we scoured and ranked the most hyped Kanye West shoes ever released. From the hottest to the ugliest, we got you covered!

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Kanye West Shoes: From Worst To Best

12#  Yeezy Crepe Sneakers

Release Date: January, 2018
Retail Price: $595
Avg Resale: $95Yeezy Crepe Sneaker

Kicking off our Kanye West shoes saga, we’ve got the Yeezy Crepe Sneakers from YEEZY Season 6. So, these low tops are strutted out with thick, textured suede up top and sturdy crepe soles. But, get this, they hit us with a steep $400+ price tag! Really not delivering much bang for your buck. Plus, the recent resale values just confirm that. So, yeah, those ugly Yeezys are a definite NO from us!

11# Adidas Yeezy Knit RNR

Release Date: September, 2021
Retail Price: $200
Avg Resale: $1,000Adidas Yeezy Knit RNR

The Yeezy KNIT RNRs? Kinda the weird kid in Kanye West sneakers lineup. Not much to look at, technically a flop, and zero buzz to get the hype train moving. Basically, they ditched laces for a shell-like knit upper on a chunky rubber sole, resembling the Foam Rnnr without holes. So, if Foam Rnnr is the “Yeezy Croc,” then Knit RNR is the “Yeezy Clog.” What’s up with that?

10# Adidas Yeezy 500 High

Release Date: October 2022
Retail Price: $220
Avg Resale: $260Adidas Yeezy 500 High

The Yeezy high Top 500 shook up the scene with its bold design, lacking the everyday flex of Kanye classics like the 700 or 350 V2. Yet surprisingly, it found its groove. Indeed, these kicks are as wild as Ye himself, rocking that old-school YZY boot vibe. But let’s keep it real: the Yeezy 500 High didn’t stack up to the YZY 950 and wasn’t even on the same level as the YZY 750. Plus, being the first Yeezys without Boost soles, they split the crowd with their unique vibe. Thinking about swapping out those legends? No way. Kanye’s gotta bring back the 750s or bounce, no halfway moves here.

9# Adidas Yeezy 500

Release Date: July 2018
Retail Price: $200
Avg Resale: $276kanye west shoes Yeezy 500

Not exactly a crowd-pleaser when they first launched, they were a hard sell with their $760 bundle tag. Yet, these made waves with suede and mesh uppers and a chunky, trendy style in those monochrome Yeezy colorways. High-end dad shoes may be, not the sleekest, but they get the job done. 

8# Adidas Yeezy Boost 750

Release Date: June 2016
Retail Price: $350
Avg Resale: $2,300kanye west shoes Yeezy Boost 750

Do we have issues with these Kanye West shoes? You bet, and trust us, a hundred thousand other sneakerheads feel the same! We’re diving into those iconic Adidas Yeezys that turned the sneaker game on its head with their super exclusive drops before ghosting us. HOWEVER (imagine Stephen A. Smith’s voice), they look like makeshift jungle boots—just random patches and laces slapped together. They popped back briefly for Yeezy Day 2019 but since then? Nothing but radio silence. That was our last peek at these elusive Kanye West sneakers.

7# Adidas Yeezy 450

Release Date: August 2022
Retail Price: $200
Avg Resale: $242Adidas Yeezy 450

This 2021 Yeezy silhouette brings some of Kanye West’s boldest designs yet. Featuring a sock-like knit upper with an elastic ankle collar, it’s a bit of a throwback. So, those sock-like uppers combined with wild, claw-like outsoles? The jury’s still out. Decide for yourself if that’s a hit or miss. One thing’s clear, though: the 450s show Kanye’s creativity didn’t slow down until the end of the line. 

6# Louis Vuitton Don Kanye

Release Date: July, 2009
Retail Price $870
Avg Resale: $7,000Louis Vuitton Don Kanye

Thought Virgil Abloh kicked off the luxury sneaker wave at Louis Vuitton? Kanye’s been schooling us since ’09! He dropped the Louis Vuitton Don sneakers, named after his own alter ego. Furthermore, these Yeezy Louis Vuitton shoes, in five swanky colorways, were the must-cops globally. Dropping a cool $870 at retail, and if that price made you wince, the resale will have your wallet crying for mercy!

5# Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner

Release Date: 2022
Retail Price $90
Avg Resale: $161Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner

Call ’em Yeezy Crocs, Yeezy Clogs, or whatever, these Yeezy Foam Runners are unmissable. So, teaming up with Steven Smith, Kanye dove into sustainable sneaks, molding these icons from algae foam off his Wyoming farm. Made in the USA, these are the slip-ons you didn’t know you needed, but once you slip in, you’re hooked!

4# Adidas Yeezy Boost 350

Release Date: June 2023
Retail Price: $230
Avg Resale: $347Adidas Yeezy Boost 350

The Yeezy Boost 350 wasn’t the first Adidas Yeezy, but it’s definitely one of our top picks. Dropping amid “The Life of Pablo” buzz, these rocked the sneaker world with their Turtle Dove colorway and still one of the slickest ever! And if you visit any Yeezy-centered community (especially on Reddit), you’ll find that this silhouette is still as popular as the day it dropped.

3# Yeezy 700

Release Date: November 2017
Retail Price: $300
Avg Resale: $435kanye west shoes Yeezy 700

Ah, the infamous dad shoes. Alright, there’s a legit crew hyping up the Yeezy Boost 700 as Kanye’s finest drop. And you know what? We’re feeling it too, especially when you shout out the OG Wave Runner. That model? Pure fire. No debates. It’s got the premium materials, the solid build, the layers, it’s a straight-up masterpiece. Serving up all those righteous 90s vibes, the Wave Runner packs everything dope about that decade into one killer sneaker. In short, one of the best Yeezys ever released!

2# Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2

Release Date: March 2022
Retail Price: $230
Avg Resale: $306Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2

Now, we have arguably the most accessible and hyped Yeezy of them all: the Yeezy 350 V2. Kanye really came through with his promise of “Yeezys for All” on this second spin of the sock sneaker. And yeah, we’re tipping our hats, somewhat reluctantly. It’s cool and all, but Kanye, you might be pushing it just a tad! But here’s the real kicker: the sheer variety of 350 colorways. You could practically kickstart an entire Yeezy stash with these babies alone. Sure, they’ve flooded the market and stirred up some supply and demand madness, but we’re still head over heels for ’em.

1# Nike Air Yeezy II

Release Date: February, 2014
Retail Price: $250
Avg Resale: $11,550Nike Air Yeezy II

And now, the showstopper of all Kanye West shoes, the Nike Air Yeezy 2, especially those iconic Red Octobers. Crafted with luxe snakeskin panels, slick hieroglyphic touches, and glow-in-the-dark Air Tech soles, these Nike Yeezy shoes rolled out in three epic colorways, with the Red October stealing the show. This isn’t just any sneaker; it’s the holy grail, the undisputed champ, the Yeezy of all Yeezys!

For more sneaker news, the latest drops, and all the hot tea in the game, keep your eyes glued to our blog. See ya later, fam!

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