new Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 arriving Saturday in a white-and-black “Zebra” makeup. But if previous releases are any indication, there are bound to be more people who come up empty-handed in their attempts than those who succeed in buying the sneakers. Making the process even more daunting is this latest colorway is believed to be one of the most limited-edition releases yet.
Instead of succumbing to astronomical resell prices, consider trying one of these Yeezy-like alternatives. Although none of these shoes are designed by Kanye West, they each feature elements that are reminiscent of previous Yeezy Boosts.
The original Nike Air Presto was released more than a decade before the Yeezy Boost, but this “Oatmeal/White” women’s colorway features a silhouette and shade similar to many of West’s designs.
Nike Air Presto Premium Women’s “Oatmeal/White,” $130; nike.com
APL is a favorite of the Kardashian family, and the brand’s TechLoom Pro features a knitted look and runner style.
APL TechLoom Pro, $160; barneys.com
Another one of Adidas’ in-house offerings with Yeezy-like style is the Tubular Nova Primeknit in “Stone Yellow.”
Adidas Tubular Nova Primeknit, $140; barneys.com
With a look similar to one of West’s Yeezy Boost 750 designs, Maison Margiela’s Replica mid-top is a sartorial staple.
Maison Margiela Replica Mid-Top Sneakers, $495; barneys.com
Y-3’s Kozoko Low features Adidas Ultra Boost tooling and a minimal runner-inspired upper.
Y-3 Kozoko Low, $350; luisaviaroma.com
The Adidas AlphaBounce EM is built with an engineered mesh upper in an earth tone colorway that could pass for one of West’s “Oxford Tan” or “Moonrock” makeups.
Adidas AlphaBounce EM, $110; finishline.com
Available in a variety of colorways and materials, the Adidas Tubular Shadow is a wallet-friendly alternative to the Yeezy Boost 350’s sleek profile.
Adidas Tubular Shadow, $99.99; finishline.com
New Balance’s 580 Deconstructed features a tan palette and a socklike collar reminiscent of West’s sneakers.
New Balance 580 Deconstructed, $69; barneys.com
Maison Margiela’s Future high-top is another one of the luxury fashion house’s designs, which may have inspired the Yeezy Boost 750.
Maison Margiela Future High-Top, $1,095; barneys.com
If you’re looking for an alternative to the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Beluga,” this New Balance 247 colorway features a striking orange colorway with on a familiar runner silhouette.
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New Balance 247, $89.95; nordstrom.com
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