After a prerelease over NBA All-Star Weekend, the global launch of Kanye West's Adidas Yeezy 500 "Blush" sneakers is fast approaching.
According to Yeezy Mafia, the latest date for this pair is April 14. The drop is expected to include adidas.com, the Adidas Confirmed app, and select retailers, although no mention has been made of Kanye's Yeezy Supply site, where the sneakers were offered for preorder earlier this month.
The Yeezy 500 retails for $200 and uses a mixed-material upper that combines suede, leather, mesh, and nubuck accents. Reflective piping adds some shine to the otherwise muted tonal look, while a rubberized mudguard adds extra durability. Down low, the sneaker uses retro-inspired tooling from Kobe Bryant's Adidas KB8 3.
UPDATE (04/10): Adidas has officially confirmed the rumored Saturday, April 14 launch date for the Yeezy 500 "Blush." Furthermore, Yeezy Mafia reports that many stores have received 500 pairs of the sneakers, with numbers comparable to the first Yeezy Powerphase in white. Despite this, don't expect these to be easy to come by without putting in the proper legwork.