Every once in a while, a story of a sneaker sale that seems too good to be true surfaces on social media. The latest of those instances is the case of Josh Sta Ana, who claims he found a pair of the very limited "Triple Black" Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 at an outlet in Scotland for just £35.
"I couldn't believe it," Sta Ana told Sole Collector about finding the sneakers sitting on a shelf at the Adidas store at the Livingston Designer Outlet. "I almost passed out. Grabbed them right away."
This pair of Adidas Yeezy Boosts originally retailed for $350 and sells for over $1,000 on the secondary market, hence the haste.
Sta Ana asked if there were more pairs, but to no avail. He says the outlet's had a number of good finds in recent months, with "Pirate Black" Yeezys, "OG" NMDs, and more appearing there.
Understandably, this story about finding Yeezys at an outlet has been met with much speculation online. After all, one presumes that any Adidas employee working at the store would have bought the shoes before they hit the floor—although Sta Ana says the cashier didn't know they were from Kanye West's Adidas Yeezy line. What's more, there are plenty of examples of social media users pretending to find hyped sneakers at outlets just for a bit of attention on the internet.
"They can call the store themselves," Sta Ana said of the many doubters commenting on the pictures he's posted of the shoes. He provided Sole Collector with a photo of the receipt from his purchase that matches the tag seen on the Yeezys in the photos he posted, although neither specifically mentions the shoe by name. Instead, the sneakers on the receipt and tags are listed plainly as a "TECH Shoe" with an accompanying price—there is no more detailed name or SKU info. Sta Ana says this info was the same for the Yeezys and a pair of James Harden basketball sneakers he bought for the same price.
As Sta Ana already has this Yeezy sneaker in his size, he's planning to cash out with his purchase by reselling the pair of 750s.