YEEZY 350 V3 “ALIEN”: Details & Overview | Is YEEZY Dead?

Yeezy has passed through different phases. From a phase when every new colorway launched by Kanye West used to sell out in minutes to a time when it still sell-outs but with that much excitement. Yeezy 350 is the most sought after Yeezy sneaker which has been transformed from V1 to V2 and now going to be launched with a new Yeezy 350 V3 Alien and black colorway.

Yeezy 350 V1 “Turtledove” was the first Yeezy sneaker ever released. V1 was released in 4 colorways including; Turtledove, Pirate Black, Moonrock & Oxford Tan. But Yeezy V2 has been released in a bunch of varying colorways, from; Zebra, Glow, Static, Clay, Lundmark, Sesame and so on.

Due to the Heavy saturation of Yeezy V2 colorways, it is high time to release something different. And what can be better than a new Yeezy 350 V3? Ever since the Forbes video with Kanye West was released, everyone was skeptical of one shoe in the video to be Yeezy 350 V3. And few days after Kanye was spotted wearing that same shoe. And now it is now confirmed to be Yeezy 350 V3 “Alien” or “Ghost” colorway

kanye west wearing yeezy 350 v3 alien
Kanye West Spotted Wearing Yeezy 350 V3 “Alien”

Disclaimer– All the given information is leaked information of sample pair of a Yeezy sneaker which is yet to get official. Keeping that thing in mind, let’s head over to all the details for the Yeezy 350 V3 in the Alien colorway.

Yeezy 350 V3 “Alien” Details:

Yeezy V3 is a very huge departure from the design language of Yeezy V2. Historically, Yeezy V2 only had minor detail changes from V1 but not this time. When seen on a whole, Yeezy V3 looks like a completely different shoe but when we go through the details, we can definitely see some traits from the Yeezy family. So let’s just break down all those changes in the upcoming Yeezy sneaker.

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Yeezy 350 V3 “Alien” On-Feet.

-> NEW UPDATED SILHOUETTE: The whole Yeezy 350 upper has been revamped from the previous generations of the respective sneaker. The heel area has been lifted up and looks to be a mid-top but it is still a low-top sneaker. The upper has been made with a mixture of Adidas PrimeKnit and a Semi-Transparent mesh spread around the side area of the sneaker in the form of Yeezy stripe.

Overall it looks very different from the Yeezy V2 in a lot of manners but still resembles it a lot. Another wild change of Yeezy V3 from the V2 is the fact that the semi-transparent Yeezy stripe literally has holes in it to make it more grungy. This will help in the air ventilation of the sneaker but still, it is just a design element.

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Adidas originals alien
Image Courtesy: @Hanzuying.

-> TALLER & MORE STREAMLINED SOLE DESIGN: First of all, if you were a fan of the Yeezy 350 outsole design with those ridges spread around it, sorry to tell you that it is gone. Kanye decided to completely ditch the Yeezy V2 outsole design from a structured ridges pattern to a more streamlined and taller outsole.

The sole has been beefed up a bit both in terms of height and width. Due to the taller sole, the sneaker is appeared to be a mid-top but it is not. On the material side, the sole is suspected to be made of the same material previous 350s were made of

Yeezy 350 v3 top view
yeezy 350 v3 outsole
Image Courtesy: @Hanzuying.

-> OTHER KEY DETAILS: Various other key changes of Yeezy 350 V3 from the Yeezy V2 are as follows: The Outsole traction design or pattern has been completely overhauled with the “BOOST” written on the boost itself rather than the rubber. The PrimeKnit Pattern of the V3 is changed completely to a thinner and more lightweight PrimeKnit compared to the V2.

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Yeezy 350 V3 “Alien” Outsole Pattern.

Well, we asked for a new Yeezy sneaker and we are getting it in the form of the Yeezy 350 V3. Due to the huge departure from previous generations of Yeezy 350, it is a bit hard to digest but soon it will be loved by everyone as all Yeezy sneakers tend to do.

Yeezy 350 V3 is expected to be released in the fall of 2019, around November & December of 2019 in “Alien” and a suspected black colorway.


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