Everything you need to know to cop Kanye's latest kicks.
The latest and final Yeezy Boost drop is here, and it's taking place for what's officially dubbed the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Blue Tint." This sneaker, a white/gray/light blue version of the wildly popular sneaker, will mark the 5th Yeezy to drop since November in what's been an all out blitz from Kanye West and Adidas. First there was the Frozen Yellow 350, then the Beluga 2.0, while last week marked the release of the Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas in gray and a brand new silhouette—the Yeezy 500 "Desert Rat"—which hit pre-order as part of a bundle pack on Yeezy Supply. Here's everything you need to know to improve your chances of copping these kicks before they're gone forever (or, you know, hit the aftermarket this weekend).
Official Name: Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Blue Tint"
Price: $220 (price may vary in international markets)
Rarity: On a relative scale, somewhere between the ultra-rare Frozen Yellows and the most copable Yeezy Boosts to date, the Beluga 2.0.
As per usual, the best way to get your hands on the latest Yeezys is to enter as many raffles as you have patience for. Here are all of the ones we know about right now.
Adidas (12/16 between 9AM and 12PM EST)
Yeezy Supply (12/16 between 9AM and 12PM EST)
Should You Buy a Bot?
Bots are basically codes that scan a website for new products and instantly add the sneaker you want to your cart. Some even add all of your credit card information and shipping info in automatically. But they don't always work and have caused a full-on arms race between sneaker websites and coders. Plus, they don't always work, so you might end up throwing down $200 dollars only to be left out in the cold anyway. So the choice is yours.
How to Be a Better, Faster Online Shopper
Check Your Internet Connection
Check out Speedtest.net to see how fast your internet is actually running. Then call your Internet provider to correct any issues or upgrade to the highest of high-speed connections. When thousands of ravenous customers all crash a website, even the smallest fraction of megabyte speed can make the difference.
Use the Buddy System
If you really want these shoes, increase your odds by telling some friends and family to try their best to get them at the same time you are. But don’t inundate them with tons of information, because chances are they don’t care. Simply send them a link, a specific time, the size you would like, and your credit card information.
Type Your Credit Card Info into a Word Doc
You don’t want to be the idiot who gets the sneakers in his cart, only to realize you can’t find your wallet. Write all of the info in a Word document, then simply copy and paste. Additionally, you can enable auto-fill on your browser to load your name and address information automatically upon reaching the checkout page.
Resist the Urge to Refresh
Once a link goes live, remember that the site will be slow. There are way more people on the site than at any other time, all vying for a handful of sneakers. But the way these systems work is in order, so all refreshing will do is kick you to the back of the line. Be patient, hold your place, and make attempts to add your size to your cart about once every minute. Feverishly clicking on the same link won't help.
Or, Don’t Do Any of This
Sleep in, wait ’til these kicks hit the aftermarket, and pick them up for way (like, way) over retail price after the release. The choice is yours.
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