Verdict from 8 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • A great percentage of reviewers have mentioned that the Yeezy Desert Boot in the “Rock” colorway features good quality materials. 
  • Unlike other traditional boots, these Adidas footwear are way lighter and are more breathable. 
  • They are a relatively comfortable pair of boots, mention some users. 
  • These kicks have that rad military, utilitarian look to them that a good number of critics adore. 
  • A handful of wearers have commented that this Yeezy boot feels great on feet. 
  • Many have attested that these boots have a more fire design than other boots. 
  • A lot of reviews have stated that the kicks are super fashionable and have that Yeezy signature style.
  • Plenty of Yeezy fans have attested that the pair really draws attention.
  • The Yeezy Desert Boot has a great value for money given that it is well-made and uniquely dope, based on the majority of the purchasers. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of testers agree that the boots feel very snug. 
  • They feel stiff around the ankle area, as per a certain reviewer. 
  • Some have expressed that these are definitely not heavy-duty boots. 

Bottom line

Adding new experimental models to its repertoire, Adidas Yeezy is further expanding its scope with another lifestyle silhouette, which is dubbed as the Desert Boot Rock. These 'Rock' desert boots are a mixed composition of both lifestyle and military elements. 

Despite the fact that these boots have some cons to them, Kanye West’s latest entry into the world of rugged footwear offers great functionality that’s built with forward-thinking design and high-fashion aesthetic. 

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Good to know

The Yeezy Desert Boot Rock is offered in full-family sizing, having sizes made available for every member of the family. With quite a snug fit, it is greatly recommended to go either a half or a full size up. 

For these boots’ fastening system, the thick rope laces are used and can be adjusted to one’s preference for a more secure and personalized fit. 

Embracing elements from one of the line-up’s chunky and ever-popular dad shoes, the Yeezy Desert Boot Rock is a futuristic, three-quarter boot that has an upper which is reminiscent to the Yeezy 500. The boots sport a tan hue across its entire makeup and are composed of nubuck and sultry suede overlays with textural mesh underlays.

With aggressive sole units, which are the boots’ most noticeable modification, the height of these kicks is surely refined. Additionally, the dynamic ripples add visual charm to its neutral hits and accentuated foxing. 

“Rock” is a unique colorway that is painted in an earthy, sandy, military-type tone that covers the entire silhouette and can be set out as a mix between the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Clay’ and the Yeezy 500 ‘Blush’.  Moreover, 3M reflective detailing also features across the upper, achieving the outdoorsy aesthetic that’s sure to turn heads.

Finally, an embossed Adidas logo is located on the bottom of the sole for branding. As stylish as they are, these boots can go with almost anything. The perfect ensemble that goes best with the boots is street-style. These boots go well with loose pants like cargo or jogger pants, and a pair of shorts will also do. As for the tops, one can go for oversized shirts, flannel pieces, sweaters or hoodies.

Composed of premium and durable suede, nubuck, and mesh materials, these Yeezy boots come with some alterations in its height and design. In addition, the mesh panels also provide for more breathability. The mid-cut Yeezy Desert Boot has a breathable textile lining for a healthy in-shoe climate and added support. 

For an anatomical fit, the padded collar is featured. These boots’ Ortholite insoles also deliver ample cushioning. Sitting atop an extremely large foam midsole, this is lined with exaggerated treading for traction and comfort. Lastly, the signature gum-like bottom rubber outsole is outdoors-ready and offers durability and enhanced grip. 

Written as an abbreviation of the name of the founder Adolf “Adi” Dassler, the Adidas brand started when the Dassler family began manufacturing shoes after World War 1. The brand began to be known at the 1936 Berlin Olympics when the American track-and-field icon Jesse Owens wore the shoes from Adi Dassler on his medal-winning performances.

Since then, the momentous event increased recognition of Adi Dassler’s brand around the globe.  It has become the leading sports brand in Europe and the second largest (next to Nike) in the world. Throughout the years, Adidas continuously improves and produces quality footwear and sportswear that are admired and praised for their high demands worldwide. 

Adidas has produced various lines and collaborations with famous athletes and artists that have become iconic and are highly-anticipated by sneakerheads. Among the brand’s most famous collaboration is with one of the music industry’s most famous and high-paying artist, Kanye West.

The Yeezy line is his creation with Adidas alongside it. These Yeezy sneakers have evolved and have expanded, producing several kicks that are instant hits. One of these is the recently released Yeezy Desert Boot Rock, a boot model that’s executed with a nubuck upper with sections of mesh and suede overlays and dons an overarching earth tone colorway. The latest Yeezy Desert Boot epitomizes the design aspects of the partnership of Adidas and Kanye West with its futuristic, fashion-forward design and performance. 

  • The Yeezy Desert Boot Rock’s style, according to the brand, will be a U.S.-only release.  
  • These boots textile lined foam insole are non-removable. 
  • Also, an exaggerated mudguard is featured in the footwear. 

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com