As the covid-19 pandemic continues to impact fashion and retail industries across the world, the members of Lowendco are constantly looking to provide our followers with new content to occupy their time while being quarantined. This new segment will talk about upcoming sneaker releases and personal reviews on the products themselves.
To kick off the “reviews on the low” we look to the newest member of the Yeezy mafia; The Yeezy 700 v3 “Alvah”. Adidas has managed to appease the sneaker culture during these tough times by dropping the second rendition of the 700 v3, which has been heavily anticipated since its initial release date was postponed.
The Yeezy 700 v3 silhouette is very unique, and does not possess a lot of similarities to the previously released versions of the shoe. This model is the first of the three to not contain any boost in the soles. Instead, the shoe sits on a PU enclosed EVA midsole. The upper contains a combination of a woven patterned mesh material, a neoprene tongue decorated with 3m accents, black rope laces, all encapsulated in a RPU skeletal overlay. The rubberized supportive cage gives the shoe a very futuristic appeal which also glows in the dark. What people may not know, is that the Yeezy 700 v3 has gone with an interior bootie construction in the opening of the shoe, which restricts movement of the foot, and makes it harder to put on.
It is evident that Kanye dug deep into his creative mind when designing this iteration of the shoe as it is far different than any shoe in today’s sneaker culture. However, one of the only downfalls of this model is the fact that it is known to be less comfortable due to the lack of boost in the sole. Before purchasing it should be known that because of the bootie construction and RPU overlay the shoe runs a bit snug; so we suggest to purchase it in a half size larger than your normal shoe size. On the plus side, the third version of the Yeezy 700 has a decreased retail price, which is $100 less than its norm.
Overall, the Yeezy 700 v3 Alvah is a winner in our books, and judging by how quickly all sizes from preschool to men’s sold out it will not be long before you start seeing these in the streets worn by your local sneaker heads.
Written by Matthew Blair