The adidas Yeezy 500 High “Slate” is the first release of the high-top version of Kanye West’s popular chunky lifestyle design. Several key components of the original low-top Yeezy 500 have been altered on the high-top silhouette, including the addition of a puffy neoprene base that replaces the previously used mesh. Dark slate grey suede overlays cover the entire upper with the material appearing more prominently on the toe, mudguard, and heel. High-end leather overlays can be found on the toe and ankle collar with tonal rope laces sitting on top of the neoprene tongue. The Feet You Wear sole unit is borrowed from Kobe Bryant’s third adidas signature shoe, and this high-top alteration makes the Yeezy 500 model appear even more like a basketball shoe. The adidas Yeezy 500 High “Slate” released on December 14, 2019.