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A Closer Look at the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 "Slate"

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Slate

Adidas and Yeezy have been known for expressing their boldness by launching their sneakers in various colorways. This time, they have launched the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 "Slate," which has different colorways. The sneaker is clad in beige and black finishes. Before the colorways were titled "slate," they were called "Reverse Oreo." The original nickname stems from the dominance of the beige color instead of black.

Like their previous sneakers, this sneaker contains the "SPLY-350" label on the black finish. The meaning of the label is unknown. According to JD Sports, some people speculate that the label stands for "Supply 350" or "Saint Pablo Loves You." Now that we have described a little bit about the sneaker, it is time we discuss its features further. Below are other features you should know of this sneaker.

The Uppers Rely on Primeknit Technology

Some uppers of sneakers are made from different materials and stitched together. However, the knitting pattern of the upper is different for this sneaker. Primeknit uppers reduce the use of excess materials since it is knitted as one piece. Adidas uses specialized knitting machines that use thermoplastic yarns. The resulting pattern is a fabric with a sock-like fit. It can therefore adapt to feet of all shapes and sizes.

Primeknit provides comfort to the wearer due to its lightweight. Its light weight enables you to walk without using much effort to lift your feet. Since you will effortlessly walk, you will not experience any fatigue that you would experience from a heavy material. This sneaker would be the right one to use for a marathon. Another merit of the fabric is its breathability. It allows air to circulate within your feet. Your feet need ventilation to eliminate sweat. If the sweat is not eliminated by ventilation, you will get foot odor.

The Midsoles Rely on Boost Technology

For a long time, shoe manufacturers have been using Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam for midsoles. That all changed in 2013 when Adidas introduced Boost. Since then, Adidas has continued to use the material, as evidenced in this shoe. In this technology, the midsole is made from several expanded particles. Boost is one of the most comfortable technologies in shoes. Since it uses several particles, you will enjoy its cushioning properties. When you walk on a hard surface, you will not feel the hardness beneath your soles. The floor's hardness can cause blisters as your feet continually strike it.

Thanks to this technology, you can stomp as hard as you can without getting any possible injury. The beauty of Boost is that it is durable. That means it can withstand the force from your movement without losing performance. Additionally, the material is not affected by temperature changes like other foams. According to Adidas Group, it can withstand temperatures ranging from +40 to -20 degrees Celsius. That makes Boost three times more temperature-resistant than EVA foam.

The Outsole is Made of Rubber

One risk of walking on icy or muddy paths is slipping and falling. In most cases, you will get hurt for a short while. However, if the fall was serious, you could sustain injuries like broken bones. Thankfully, this shoe's outsole is made of rubber, which is an anti-slip material. It reduces slipping by providing a firm grip on the slippery surface. Unlike plastic outsoles, rubber protects you from burns. A situation where you may get burns is by stepping on some drops of acid on the floor.

Rubber is heat-resistant, which means it will not melt or buckle in the presence of acids or other corrosive substances. With a heat resistance of 300 degrees Celsius, it is no wonder that the material is resilient. Another crucial benefit of rubber is its elasticity. Due to its elasticity, the material is able to stretch far enough to match the shape of your foot. As a result, you will not complain of foot pain since it provides a perfect fit. Its elasticity also means it is a rigid material. That means you can stretch it as much as you want without breaking it.

The Midsole Contains Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Sidewalls

You cannot help but admire the aesthetic factor that the TPU sidewalls bring. It contains horizontal strokes which make the midsole resemble a cage. Although the TPU material is attractive, it has other uses. First, it is resistant to scratches. It is relatively common to spot scratches on some midsoles of some shoes. Scratches ruin the appeal of the shoe. Fortunately, this material can withstand external forces without leaving behind scratches. Another benefit of TPU has to do with its resistance to oils and greases. Since it does not trap these substances, you will not slip. Lastly, TPU is a lightweight material. We have already established the benefits of this shoe being lightweight. So, the inclusion of this material is proof that the shoemakers are keen on reducing fatigue of its users through several means.

The Shoe Has a Short Heel Tab

There are several sneakers with an extended heel tab. Some people may prefer such heel tabs because they assume they will enjoy maximum protection from external force. While true, there is a drawback of wearing shoes with long heel tabs. For people with Achilles Tendonitis, such a heel tab will worsen their condition by inflaming the Achilles tendon. If you happen to be such a person, you should consider this shoe's short heel tab. The other benefit of the shoe's short heel tab is its ease of taking off the shoe. That is because part of your foot will already be exposed. As a result, you will not need to use your finger to remove the shoe.


What is not to like about the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 "Slate" silhouette? It is made of different components so that the wearer can experience as much comfort as possible. With its high comfort, you can confidently use this sneaker for exercising. Besides being comfortable, it is durable. Let's face it; constantly replacing worn-out shoes isn't enjoyable. Fortunately, these shoes will hardly need to be replaced.

Lily Wordsmith

Written by Lily Wordsmith

Lily Wordsmith is a freelance writer who has had a love affair with the written word for decades. You can find her writing blog posts and articles while sitting under a tree at the local park watching her kids play, or typing away on her tablet in line at the DMV. In addition to her freelance career, she is pursuing ebook writing with an ever-growing repertoire of witty ebooks to her name. Her diversity is boundless, and she has written about everything from astrobotany to zookeepers. Her real passions are her family, baking desserts and all things luxe.

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