It’s that time of year again. Kanye West is teasing yet another hunk of overpriced fabric designed to nestle your feet above the cold, frigid pavement while simultaneously shattering your bank account into a million pieces.
The only difference between his latest upcoming offering and the Powerphase Calabasas he debuted back in March is that the internet doesn’t seem to be as obsessed with these.
Why? Well, the answer to that is quite simple. Kanye’s new Yeezy 6 running shoe looks like a sneaker factory had a severe allergic reaction and threw up sneaker materials all over the place. They also look like a fake pair of Reeboks from decades ago.
The kicks were prematurely unveiled on the Internet after a photo of them hit Instagram and racked up nearly 10,000 likes in under an hour — and not for a good reason, either.
Another photo of Kanye wearing the unreleased Yeezy 6 kicks also hit the interwebs, prompting brutally honest reviews of them — because they aren’t lit.
As a matter of fact, people are certain they are the complete opposite of “lit.” On one hip-hop website, a commenter referred to them as the “Sex Offender 8s.” Ouch.
So, where’s the proof that most people think the new Yeezys are pure trash? Just scroll through your Twitter feed, my friend.
I’m sure Kanye wasn’t anticipating this response when designing his new Yeezy runner…
Them new Yeeboks are the Team Jordan's of the Yeezy brand 😂😂😂
— SM (@1800morebucks) June 1, 2017
THE KIDS ARE NOT HAPPY, “BRO!”
— Cameron Dorrett (@CamDorrett) June 1, 2017
Kanye? A genius? People are starting to wonder.
This goes to show that he really doesn't have any taste whatsoever!
— Joby Wicks (@jobywicks) June 1, 2017
Seriously, though, what the fuck are those?!
Look like some Walmart shoes og
— Celso ⛩ (@Belsooo) June 1, 2017
The honesty is almost too much to handle.
Wow those are hideous
— funeral (@comfort) June 1, 2017
At least Gage Griffin will save a few hundred dollars.
On life they look like my work shoes 😂 pic.twitter.com/TyXQIgD2M4
— Gage Griffin (@G_Griffin14) June 1, 2017
Tough crowd, right? But the truth is…
Not sure how I feel about these yet. have to see in person. I'm sure they'll still sell out in 6 secs even tho ppl are calling them trash
— Matt McDonald (@matty_mcdonald) June 1, 2017
Side note: Don’t make sex offender jokes, kids. Not cool.