Adidas brought together two of its most popular styles and combined them into one sneaker. It's a hybrid of the "Fade" and "Salt" styles in a new colorway for the Yeezy 700 v3 lineup. Sneaker News confirms that the Yeezy 700v3 has been around for a few years. The style debuted in late 2019 with a mixed bag of reviews. The latest member of the collection may be the best with its cool aesthetic in white, grey, and black. Glow-in-the-dark overlays give it an extra kick of novelty in an otherwise, understated shoe that is likely to work with most streetwear and casual outfits. At first glance, I liked it immediately. The clean and crisp styling looks sharp, but it's not as understated as one might first guess when you get a closer look.
The elements sneakerheads look for in a shoe
The new Fade Salt combines elements that sneakerheads look for. It's visually pleasing with its clean-cut lines and the colorway, but there's more to it. It's about the look, fit, comfort, and quality of construction. Its design is novel with a unique appearance, and all these characteristics deserve a closer look and explanation.
A closer look at the Yeezy 700 v3 Fade Salt sneaker
Kicks Crew explains that the upper is made of a material called Primeknit. It's a proprietary mesh fabric with stretchy qualities that allow feet to move more naturally. The purpose of Primeknit is twofold. It makes the sneaker exceptionally flexible and it allows for ventilation. Air moves into the shoe through the tiny holes in the fabric, and circulates over and around your feet. It cools the feet on hot days or during intense exercise and prevents sweating. The tongue is made of Neoprene with reflective materials that glow in the dark. It's the same material used in wetsuits. It's a stylish type of laminated rubber foam that is stretchy. It's often used for sneakers with booties as liners. In place of the Boost cushioning, Adidas uses a PU-encapsulated EVA midsole. It's comfortable and long-lasting. The TPU overlay cages are flexible, in an off-white color that glows in the dark. They also provide structure for the flexible Primeknit material and additional protection for the more delicate fabric beneath.
Is the Yeezy 700 v3 Fade Salt comfortable?
The absence of Boost cushioning raises questions about the comfort of the new Yeezy. The gray sock liner bootie inside the sneaker offers a cushion and gives it a snug fit. The sleek profile of the Fade Salt sneakers is on the narrow side, which may not be the ideal solution for wide feet. Footwear News further confirms that the wap of its PU encapsulated EVA midsole adds additional comfort. It's also responsive material that gives you a spring in your step. It's comfortable for people with narrow to average foot width and rejuvenates the feet and legs with the added energy from the technologies applied to the midsole. It's a type of foam designed to cushion and invigorate. Views at the collar show a cushiony rim around the edge where the shoe comes in contact with the ankle and related pressure points. It's the mark of a design that prevents rubbing and chafing at the pressure points.
What's different about the Yeezy 700 V3 Fade Salt?
Yeezy 700 V3 swaps out the Boost cushioning in the midsole for the responsive EVA foam featured within the white midsole. It foregoes the Boost cushioning of the other models. Another difference is the unique blend of dark grey strips that streamline the appearance to give it a futuristic aesthetic we've not seen in any other sneaker. The TPU cage on the outside mutes the lines to give it a surreal look. It's a balanced sneaker in monochrome hues that help moderate its novel features with a sophisticated color scheme.
The Fade Salt is unique with bungee-style laces that match the grey color of the sock liner. They're stretchy to make it easy to slip the shoes on and off. The outsole is made of rubber that grips most walking surfaces for stability. The Herringbone pattern makes it easy to stop fast or pivot without slipping and falling. The outsole is white rubber with recessed areas featuring bright orange rubberized areas for enhanced traction and grip.
Is the new Fade Salt durable?
Time will tell if the latest Yeezy 700 v3 is long-lasting, From all appearances, it's well constructed with tightly stitched components, a rubber toe cap to reduce fabric wear, and reinforcements sewn in as overlays at the heel and front of the uppers. From what we can see, the translucent cage on the sides adds extra protection to the Primeknit material and some support to help the sneaker hold its shape.
Overall impression of the aesthetics of the Adidas Yeezy 700 v3 Fade Salt
The new Fade Salt takes a different approach with its novel grey stripes that contrast with the white mesh uppers. It creates a stunning visual effect without going over the top and ruining the understated and somewhat sophisticated aesthetic. The Primeknit is an exceptional fabric for ventilation and comfort with its stretchy qualities. The materials are light, which should work in tandem with the energizing EVA midsole.
When will the Adidas Yeezy 700 v3 Fade Salt be available and how much will it cost?
Sneaker Bar Detroit confirms that the Fade Salt will become available for sale to the public sometime in September of 2022. They've not yet revealed the day of the event. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $210 per pair. If we're correct in our gut feeling about this model, it will likely sell out quickly. When traditional vendor supplies sell out, resellers will offer them at an inflated price.
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