Kanye West is having a busy year. Yeezy unveiled an impressive lineup of new colorways for the rest of the year. The most notable new styles belong to the brand’s flagship Yeezy Boost 350 V2. Thus, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon adds another desirable colorway to the Yeezy 350 family tree. Formerly called Ariel, the name changed to Carbon to avoid the religious reference.
Announced in April 2020, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon has been on the sidelines this summer. Indeed, it was the Yeezy 380 and the Yeezy Slide that took social media by storm then. This new colorway is now in the spotlight and already a hit. Standing out from other 2020 releases, the Carbon features a predominantly black and grey Prime-knit upper with contrasting patterns woven into the material.
Stark black stripes adorn the side between more intricate knit, two swatches that contrast one another in both shading and pattern. Below, the weave is thick and varied, abruptly changing from grids to diagonal lines, while the top half is far more straightforward as it makes use of only two light grey variations. Underfoot, the tread is made separate to its midsole as evident in its marginally darker gum tone, but while different, both serve the same purpose as the bright foundation to an otherwise gloomy palette.
A solid black monofilament side stripe adds a barrier between the light grey and blue woven design near the collar and the directional motif near the midsole. The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Carbon lies low both in its palette and shape, the arguably unnecessary heel pull completely removed for a sleeker look in comparison to the silhouette’s original appearances. Finally, black laces and a yellow semi-translucent ribbed midsole with embedded Boost cushioning complete the look.