As a feature of i-D‘s “The Faith in Chaos” Summer 2020 issue, Kanye West and Pharrell plunked down for a wide-extending discussion — during which West affirmed a release month for his highly anticipated YEEZY Foam Runner. First prodded in mid 2019 by Kanye’s girl North West and sent down the runway during February 2020’s London Fashion Week, the Foam Runner’s now broad adventure presently enters another section by method of West’s declaration.
In the middle of turning tales about Michael Jackson and praising Pharrell on his design impact, West let slip subtleties on the Foam Runner’s procedure, saying “[We’re] sitting here in Wyoming figuring out how to do manufacturing during [the COVID-19 coronavirus]. The Foam Runners we’re coming out with in June are our first American manufactured items and we gotta figure out how to do localized manufacturing.”
With its Crocs-like perforated upper and irregular shape, the Foam Runner might be one of the most disruptive adidas YEEZY items to date. West recently declared that it was built of algae, and the colorways uncovered up to this point are gritty and apparent, in accordance with different drops like the adidas YEEZY Slides.
Most of Kanye’s sneaker designs go through the same life cycle of ridicule upon unveiling, before hype begins to build and, ultimately, those that miss out on release day are left feeling salty. If Kanye’s June release date remains accurate in spite of Covid-19, we’ll soon find out if the adidas YEEZY Foam Runner release will go down the same way.
Albeit West didn’t report a particular day of appearance or value point, this jest demonstrates that the Foam Runner is set to hit shelves before the month’s end. Obviously this is liable to change, so stay tuned for more information as it’s made accessible.
Moving from sandals and clogs to running tennis shoes, Japan’s HIROCOLEDGE as of late collaborated with adidas for a UltraBOOST SUMMER.RDY “Tokyo.”
adidas YEEZY Foam Runner
Release Date: June, 2020 (TBC)