In my last blog post I told you what I had to do in order to get my hands on these (read about it here). Now I am going to tell you what these shoes mean to me.
Even though I said that the Nike SB Zoom Janoski is my favourite silhouette, my Yeezys are without a doubt my favourite shoes in my rotation. It’s less about the actual shoe itself but rather what it means to me.
As I mentioned in my last blog post these shoes will forever be connected to many memories. These obviously include the camp out, which was a lot of fun and a unique experience, but also my graduation. I wore my Yeezys to all of my final exams, the graduation ceremony and my prom. The same applies for my driver’s licence as I wore them to both the theoretical and practical part of my driving test.
Another factor in why I love this shoe is that Kanye West designed the shoe. Alongside Kendrick Lamar he is my favourite artist. And I’d be lying if I said the limited availability didn’t make the shoe more desirable to me. However, I am certain that if they had been available in larger quantities and designed by Kanye West I would still have bought them.
But the shoe itself is really nice. It is one of the most comfortable shoes that I own and the materials are pretty on point. I also like the way Kanye incorporated his inspiration by Egyptian mythology into the shoe with Horus on the tongue, the hieroglyphs on the strap and the Obelisk aglets, which make it extremely difficult to tie the laces (as I will detail in my next blog post). And let’s not forget the glow-in-the-dark outsole, that is even harder to capture with an iPhone camera than tying the laces in a way that doesn’t come undone.
I am firm believer in “rock ’em, don’t stock ’em”. I wear all of my shoes which is why I refer to them as my rotation rather than calling it a collection. When I first got my Yeezys I wore them at least once a week.
Two and a half years later it really shows with the creases on the toe box, the cracking paint on the midsole and the foggy air unit. I don’t care how much the shoes are worth because I paid retail for them and at the end of the day they are just shoes.
And a wise man once said:
“It’s good to be caring, but shoes are for wearing!”
Do you agree with this? Do you own Yeezys and if so do you “rock ’em” or “stock ’em”?
Let me know in the comments below.