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A Closer Look at The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Pirate Black"

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Pirate Black

What comes to your mind when you hear about Kanye West's clothing line, Yeezy? Most people typically think of his oversized hoodies or sweatshirts. However, did you know that he partnered with Adidas to launch the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 - Pirate Black sneakers in 2015?. These sneakers have red accents on the heel tab and a textured black look. Its black appearance may explain why it is called "Pirate Black." Also, these sneakers have always been re-released for sale on Black Friday, hence another reason for its name. Do you intend to add more sneakers to your collection? If you want to do so, then consider getting these sneakers. Here are five features of these sneakers to convince you.

Primeknit Upper

Primeknit is a technology that has been a staple of Adidas' sneakers for many years. In this technology, the uppers are made from several materials knitted together to form one whole piece. In addition, Primeknit uses knitted fabric which brings about a sock-like feeling. Due to the sock-like feeling, the sneakers are lightweight. That means you can walk or run in them without experiencing foot fatigue. Additionally, its sock-like feature makes it ideal for all feet shapes and sizes. That means when you wear the sneakers, the upper will take the shape of your feet.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Outsole

TPU is a material formed from blending rubber and plastic. Traditionally, we know that rubber is the preferred material for outsoles. However, TPU is better than rubber in several ways. For instance, TPU is lighter. These sneakers are therefore suitable for athletics. For example, there is a lot of jumping involved in a basketball match. Since TPU is light, the basketballer can jump high since they will use minimal effort to lift themselves. Consequently, they will not experience any foot fatigue. Also, TPU is more slip-resistant. Still, in the basketball illustration, a basketballer needs to be able to move without slipping whenever they make abrupt turns. Since most basketball stadiums are slippery, basketballers need sneakers with high traction. These sneakers achieve high traction by having many treads on the outsole. The treads increase friction between the shoe and the floor, so the basketballer can play without slipping. Lastly, TPU is more durable due to its toughness. That means you can bend it without it tearing or cracking. These sneakers can therefore endure a lot of external force.

Heel Padding

When you walk or run, the heel is the part of the foot that interacts with the ground the most. As a result, it is the part likely to experience pain or injury. To prevent such instances with your heel, these sneakers have heel pads. Heel pads provide soft cushioning for your feet. They, therefore, serve as shock absorbers. Instead of your feet feeling the impact when you move, the heel pads will bear the impact. Besides absorbing shock, the sneaker's heel pads support your feet, especially during your exercises. When you exercise, your feet move in the shoes. The heel pads keep your feet in one position to prevent your feet from moving within the shoe. This is important since your shoe will come off during your exercise routine.

Outer Material

Except for the outsole made of TPU, the rest of the sneaker is made from microfiber. Microfiber is a synthetic fiber made from non-woven fabric and PU (polyurethane) resins. The material is better than natural leather and even other types of synthetic leather in several ways. For instance, it is more breathable. When you wear these sneakers, you will not have to fret about foot odor. Regardless of the activity you take part in, your feet are likely to sweat. The more the sweat accumulates, the more the foot odor. Luckily, microfiber absorbs the sweat and expels it into the air. Also, microfiber is more durable due to its toughness. That means microfiber can handle external pressure without breaking or cracking. Some people are sensitive about using natural leather since it involves slaughtering cows. The reluctance by some people to use natural leather may stem from pity for the cows or religious reasons. Fortunately, this camp can wear these sneakers without worrying that a cow had to be slaughtered to make them.


Adidas relies on Boost technology for its cushioning. Before Boost, most manufacturers would use Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam. Boost does everything EVA does but better. In addition, the technology is better as it uses a midsole made from thousands of expanded particles. With Boost, these sneakers can withstand any adverse temperatures like snowy, rainy, or sunny conditions. To understand how temperature affects some sneakers, we can use heat as an example. The sun can melt the glue that is usually on the outsole. As the glue melts, the outsole becomes loose. Besides making the outsole loose, it also softens foam to the point it loses its functionality. Since Boost is very lightweight, you can walk without feeling as though you have an object beneath your soles. As a result, you can engage in any activity without experiencing foot fatigue. Also, its lightness makes it essential for shock absorption. With time, some cushioning loses functionality when you cover a long distance. They usually wear out, so the wearer is forced to cover only limited distances. Luckily with Boost, you will be able to walk for as long as you like without the cushioning wearing off.


If you are an athlete in desperate need of shoes, consider getting these sneakers. The sneakers are comfortable due to the cushioning and heel padding, so you can last for a long time in the game without injury or fatigue. Not only are they comfortable, but they are also durable. The sneakers are made of microfiber and TPU. This means that you can finally wear sneakers that do not break or bend easily. Most people choose sneakers for their aesthetics. Luckily, these sneakers have an attractive design. With a red accent, textured black design, and a patterned outsole consisting of vertical strokes, who would not want to purchase these sneakers?

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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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