There are four variations of the adidas Yeezy 700. Don’t be surprised if adidas and Kanye West have released another version of the shoe by the time you’re done reading this Yeezy 700 comparison guide.
We’re joking, of course, but there’s truth in the fact that the Yeezy 700 is the most frequently modified model in the adidas Yeezy canon. Since the original Yeezy Boost 700 “Waverunner” galvanized appreciation for chunky retro-performance-inspired sneakers (lovingly classified as “dad shoes”) in 2017, there’s been a 700 V2, a 700 V3, and a 700 MNVN. Each one adding to or subtracting ingredients from the original 700 sneaker.
With there being four versions of the same shoe, it can be hard to know what each one brings to the table in terms of design and tech. If you’ve been unsure of the differences between each Yeezy 700, you don’t have to live in confusion any longer.
Our crack staff of photographers, writers, and sneaker-obsessives collaborated to create the ultimate adidas Yeezy 700 comparison guide. Below, we’ll break down every detail of every Yeezy 700 shoe.
First of all, we’ll introduce each model in one of its colorways:
Yeezy Boost 700 V1 vs. Yeezy Boost 700 V2
Of all 700 models, the “OG” Yeezy Boost 700 and Yeezy Boost 700 V2 are the most similar. Both feature a mesh base with layered leather and suede panels. And both have the same sculpted, chunky midsole with Boost cushioning.
But there are some differences between the 700 and 700 V2 worth mentioning. The 700 has a suede overlay on the toe and heel. The 700 V2 dons a leather panel on top of its mesh toe and suede and leather on the heel.
The most glaring difference between these two 700s is the panel design of the side profile. The 700 has two mesh “windows” and a suede overlay. The 700 V2 has reflective Three Stripes-like patterning on either side and a different style of mesh. Basically, both have a mesh base and suede and leather overlays, they are just designed differently.
Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN
The Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN is its own breed of 700. If you don’t count its sole, which is the same as both the Yeezy 700 and Yeezy 700 V2, it doesn’t share the same design cadence as its siblings. On the MNVN, mesh and suede and leather panels are done away with in favor of a lightweight nylon shell. Reflective “700” branding is printed across the lateral side and spelled backwards on the right shoe.
Yeezy 700 V3
The Yeezy 700 V3 is basically a different shoe when compared to the other three versions of the 700. It doesn’t have mesh or leather or suede on its upper. Nylon like the MNVN? Not here. You won’t even find Boost cushioning in the V3’s midsole. Instead, the shoe is equipped with a knit upper with a TPU “cage” overlay. It has a bootie-like neoprene collar with a neoprene sock liner and a neoprene tongue. The midsole contains not a trace of Boost, but rather lightweight EVA foam cushioning.
The Yeezy Boost 700 and 700 V2 are similar in design, just with different panel shapes on their uppers. Both feature the same chunky Boost-cushioned sole unit. Ditto in that regard to the 700 MNVN. For the MNVN, a sleek nylon construction replaces the leather and mesh. The 700 V3 might as well have a different model name, as both its upper and sole design are drastically modified in comparison to the other three iterations. One thing they all have in common: every colorway of each is available now at Stadium Goods.
To see the differences between all four Yeezy 700s in action, watch our latest Stadium Guides video below.