Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost v2 Zebra History
When Kanye West ended his five-year partnership with Nike in 2013, he signed a $10 million deal with Adidas. Unlike Nike, Adidas offered him full creative control on the shoes and a percentage of all royalties. This collaboration gave birth to one of the most popular sneaker lines today - the Adidas Yeezy line.
The first Adidas Yeezy sneaker dropped in 2015 through the Adidas Yeezy Boost 750. The Yeezy Boost 350 followed, which was initially released in three colorways (the Turtledove, the Pirate Black, and the Moonrock) at $200 retail price. The Yeezy Boost 350 has a low-cut silhouette, a Primeknit upper, and a Boost sole.
The following year, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 came into the spotlight. It is an upgraded version of the original Yeezy Boost 350, but its low-cut structure is somehow higher than that in the original. The Primeknit upper received a contrasting stripe that reads "SPLY-350", while the Boost unit is relatively larger. Since its initial release in several colorways (Beluga, Red, Copper, Green, Black/White, Core Black/Red), it has been one of the highly popular Yeezy models up to this day.
In early 2017, two more colorways of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 were launched, the Zebra and the Cream White. The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra features a Primeknit upper in white and core black colors with a red SPLY 350 script along the sides. It also exhibits a translucent white midsole, and a full-length Boost sole. The release was highly anticipated as there were several reports early on that it will be a very limited release. In fact, it was only sold via select Adidas flagship stores and on the brand's official website. As a result, its resale price exceptionally increased for a short period of time.
Then in June 2017, Adidas announced that they will be restocking the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra. Unlike the initial release, the second release was not a limited run as it also involved third-party retailers. This move resulted in a decline in its resale price.