New year, new Yeezys. Kanye West and adidas closed out 2018 in strong fashion, dropping new constructions for two of their most popular models, the 350 and 700. The all-new looks in matching "Static" colorways should definitely whet your appetite for what's in store for the adidas Yeezy line in 2019. As we wait to see what the future holds for Yeezy this year, let's take a good look at the brand-new constructions known as the Yeezy Boost 350 v2 "Static" and Yeezy Boost 700 v2 "Static." We'll also compare them to the OG iterations of each respective model, the already legendary Yeezy Boost 350 "Turtledove" and Yeezy Boost 700 "Wave Runner," to see where it all started, and where we're at right now.
adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 "Static"
Updated so significantly that it could easily pass for a "v3," the 350 gets a major facelift with this new "Static" colorway. The silhouette is the same, but the Primeknit upper is like no 350 you've seen before. It features an intricate new white and grey pattern and its most radical update: clear mesh stripes that play into the current see-through sneaker trend. The "Static" 350 also released in an alternate, much more limited version with reflective details to make things even more interesting.
adidas Yeezy Boost 700 v2 "Static"
Mr. West and adidas get 2019 started with the first-ever "Version 2" of the chunky 700 model. Like the "Static" 350, the 700 sticks to the same silhouette and sole unit of the previous editions of the model, but gets substantial modifications to the upper's construction. A different style of mesh, arching reflective stripes, and a general overhaul for the shapes and lines of the upper are what you'll instantly notice with the new 700 v2.
Static Versus Turtledove
A side-by-side comparison of the original Yeezy Boost 350 "Turtledove" from 2015 with the new 350 v2 "Static" shows how far the model has come, and yet how little has changed. While the shape and construction has evolved, the color scheme and Primeknit design is, all things considered, pretty similar. The "Turtledove" could pass for a "Static" nickname itself, while little details like the rope lace design, stitched seam running from toe to tongue, and heel tab pull are still matching.
Static Versus Wave Runner
While the new 700 v2 released just a little over a year after the OG 700, as opposed to almost four years between the OG 350 and the "Static", the differences between the "Wave Runner" and "Static" colorways are just as noticeable. The upper receives a complete redesign, while the all-white treatment to the thick midsole works with the grey and white color palette to give the new v2 a cleaner look. The more sporty look to the 700 Wave Runner and the cleaner, almost futuristic aesthetic on the 700 v2 Static show just how versatile the chunky sneaker can be.