Kanye West is releasing yet more trainers, and obviously getting hold of a pair is going to be as difficult as ever.
Three colourways of the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 are coming out on 23 November, with you having the choice between ‘Black/Copper’, ‘Black/Red’ and ‘Black/Green’.
The release comes as a follow up to the previous orange and grey colourway which sold out in minutes.
Many sneaker fans have expressed their concern at how there were reports that the last drop was heavily exploited by sneaker bot users, and will be hoping that retailers will have bolstered their online security for the new drop.
Sneaker bots are third party illegal software that allow users to buy items by making an automated service access a retailer’s site before autofilling the billing and shipping details and checking out.
They essentially add an item to a user’s basket and pay for it in the space of a few seconds, meaning they’re capable of beating even the fastest of shoppers.
People often go out of their way to snag a pair of Yeezys as their resale value is astronomical.
Prior to his collaboration with adidas, Kanye West released a series of trainers with Nike. The Nike Red October releases now regularly sell for £3,000+.
The demand for these trainers is off the charts.
However, do not fear, Metro.co.uk have rounded up all the ways you can pick up a pair of Yeezys.
Wait in line
OK, not the most glamorous of options, but as seen with the last drop, many young sneakerheads are more than happy to queue up outside the likes of END Clothing and Hanon several days before the release of the trainers.
If you are going to queue, look at your list of local retailers and in the lead up to the release ask them if they have any restrictions on queuing.
As anyone who has ever tried to buy anything from Supreme knows, if there’s a hyped release coming out, there will always be queues, but more often than not the council will have placed restrictions on campers, so it’s worth speaking to the retailer first to make sure you’re not breaking any restrictions on camping or queuing.
Reserve them on adidas Confirmed App
adidas recently released an app allowing users to reserve items prior to release. The issue here is that it becomes flooded and more often than not all sizes will be reserved in the space of minutes.
Enter all the raffles
Raffles are simultaneously the easiest and hardest way to pick up a pair of Yeezys, as all you have to do is fill out an online form detailing the size you want and you wait to see if the Yeezy Gods shine on you and give you a chance to cop.
Use technology to your advantage
This is where it gets more challenging.
If you weren’t lucky enough to win a raffle and you don’t fancy waiting in line, there are two ways of increasing your chances of picking up a pair of Yeezys.
Try accessing one of the online stockists via your mobile, making sure you’re signed up and logged into the site so all your details are saved. Then try using PayPal as your payment method as this will allow you to quickly check out with one-click.
Alternatively if you use Google Chrome you can download the Easy Auto Refresh extension which allows you to set a delay timer on an automatic page refresh. Many sneakerheads use this as a way of constantly refreshing a page in order to try and gain access to the site.
The best delay time to use is probably two to three seconds as it will give you enough time to turn off the extension if you do make it through.
Get a hook-up
Huge numbers of Facebook groups and Instagram accounts offer proxies on the latest releases.
A proxy is simply a person willing to go through all of the hassle of buying a pair of Yeezys for an inflated price.
Many of those willing to offer proxies will sell Yeezys for anywhere between £400 – £500.
Alternatively you can look on eBay, but be careful as a huge quantity of the listings will be fake, so it may be worth looking into how to spot fakes or asking someone knowledgeable about the trainer to check whether the shoe is legit or not.
A quick word of warning – if you see a deal for a pair of Yeezys that seems too good to be true, it probably will be that.
Nobody is selling new Yeezys for a £150 ‘Buy it now’ deal on eBay.