Last year, the following sneaker banter could be electronically heard echoing throughout the chambers of Hypebeast cyberspace.
Oh snap, nice Yeezys. How much did you pay for those bad boys?
Oh what, you paid retail? Whose your plug? Can you hook me up?
Last week, the following sneaker banter could be electronically heard echoing throughout the chambers of Hypebeast cyberspace.
Oh snap, why are you wearing Yeezys? How much did you pay for those bad boys?
Oh what, you paid retail? You are an idiot.
My- oh-my how things have changed. What used to be flaming, lit, and, dope Yeezy sneakers are now this week’s pile of non flippable lamoid kicks.
As a new owner of said non flippable lamoid Yeezy Boost 700 kicks, I had to chigedy check myself before I wrecked myself, picking up essentially a super expensive Dad shoe.
Hypebeast Vs. Sneakerhead Checklist
- Does Kanye rock these?
- Are these super limited? I hope I win a raffle.
- I saw Person X rock these on IG. He got 12,472 likes in one hour.
- I wonder how much I can resell these for after I wear them for a week?
- Do Kanye’s political views influence my sneaker choices?
- These are essentially a boutique general release. Hooray, now I can actually try on a pair.
- I don’t think my ten friends on IG even know what Yeezys are.
- These are pricey kicks. I’m going to run these into the ground. But first, let me do a lace swap.
Hypebeasts will come and go. Their cannabilistic contribution to sneaker culture ebbs and flows with the hottest sneaker flavours of the week.
This week, Yeezys are no longer hot; and that is fine by me.
In fact, we should thank Hypebeasts around the world for creating global sneaker hysteria and pushing sneaker companies to continually broaden and diversify their design scope.
Hmmmm, now if we could only manage to convince Hypebeasts that Jordan 1s are no longer hype.