SneakersKanye's Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Will Be Yours if You Follow These Steps
The raffles, online releases, and tips you need to know to (hopefully) get your hands on a pair.
The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 will finally be released into the world this Saturday, September 24. As you know by now, getting your hands on a pair of Kanye West's signature sneakers is never easy, and it's not getting easier with the added anticipation of a newly re-designed version. In fact, you probably have a better chance of winning the actual lottery. However, that shouldn't stop you from trying, as there are more ways than ever to scoop up these brand new Yeezys (in their first gray/gray/orange colorway), from apps to raffles and even a couple straightforward online releases. (Of course if you're a celeb, Kim and Kanye may just send you a pair.) Below, we've compiled as many ways to buy the Yeezy 350 V2 kicks as we could find, and will be updating this post periodically as new information about the release is learned. As always, good luck, and may Yeezus have mercy on your soul.
Download Adidas Confirmed App
The reservation app has made improvements since the last drop and added new cities, but it's still not perfect. Adidas has confirmed that Yeezy 350 V2 reservations will go live at 4PM EST today.
Enter the Following Raffles
The idea of driving around for three days to different in-store raffles is enticing, but chances are you've only got time to register for raffles online or on Instagram. Here's all of the online raffles we know about right now.
Allike: Online Raffle
Afew Store: Instagram Raffle
Black Market USA: Online paid raffle ($5 per ticket, unlimited tickets available)
Livestock: Instagram Raffle
Sivas: Online Raffle
Villa: Online Raffle
Wellgosh: Online Raffle
YCMC: Online Raffle
Try Your Luck On Saturday with These Online Releases
Sneakersnstuff: Online Release at 7AM Saturday, September 24.
Adidas: Online release, Saturday release time unknown.
How to Be a Faster Online Shopper
Check Your Internet Connection
Check out Speedtest.net to see how fast your internet is actually running. Then call your Internet provider to correct any issues or upgrade to the highest of high-speed connections. When thousands of ravenous customers all crash a website, even the smallest fraction of megabyte speed can make the difference.
Use the Buddy System
If you really want these shoes, increase your odds by telling some friends and family to try their best to get them at the same time you are. But don’t inundate them with tons of information, because chances are they don’t care. Simply send them a link, a specific time, the size you would like, and your credit card information.
Type Your Credit Card Info into a Word Doc
You don’t want to be the idiot who gets the sneakers in his cart, only to realize you can’t find your wallet. Write all of the info in a Word document, then simply copy and paste.
Resist the Urge to Refresh
Once a link goes live, remember that the site will be slow. There are way more people on the site than at any other time, all vying for a handful of sneakers. But the way these systems work is in order, so all refreshing will do is kick you to the back of the line. Be patient, hold your place, and make attempts to add your size to your cart about once every minute. Feverishly clicking on the same link won't help.
Or, Don’t Do Any of This
Sleep in, wait ’til these kicks hit the aftermarket, and pick them up for $1,000+ tomorrow afternoon. The choice is yours.
Should You Use a Bot?
Morality aside (paying for a robot to buy kicks faster than human hands can is kind a jerk thing to do), sites like Adidas's work tirelessly every day to prevent these bots from working. Be our guest, but just know that a $125 code is no guarantee you'll get Yeezys, anyway.