One of three alleged samples of an Adidas YEEZY 1050 boot made with the one and only GORE-TEX material has surfaced online.
Designed with Kanye West's affinity for durable workwear and outdoorsy style in mind, the chunky shoe features a green tree camouflage print across the midsole and a reddish-pink interpretation on the upper.
The sole is constructed of black treaded rubber, stamped with an "adidas YEEZY" logo in the middle while a familiar pull-cord lacing system can be used to tighten things. It's unclear whether this look ever went into production, but the timing of the leak is interesting, as Bob Gore, the accidental discoverer of GORE-TEX in 1969, has passed away at 83 years old.
Those in tune with pop culture are well-aware that Ye can do multiple tasks at once, yet he doesn't seem all that focused on apparel at the moment. Rather, he's trying to rewrite the rules of the music industry.
The latest development in his storm of tweets saw him outlining the seven pillars of what he calls "new recording and publishing deal guidelines," including an ideal "80/20" income split among artists and labels or publishers, why "advances are just loans" and how lawyers need to "re-write deals to be understandable from first read."