Yeezy 350 Boost Pirate Black: First Impressions Review

  • December 27, 2015
  • Written By Timothy Nguyen

The Yeezy have been some of the most sought-after sneakers of 2015. Each limited release brings out hoards of people anxious for a pair. On August 19,2015 I entered three in-person raffles for the Pirate Black colorway. Luckily enough, my submission was drawn the next day.

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Size six fits me perfectly. It’s recommended you size down from your usual shoe size for Yeezies. If I recall correctly I am a size 6 in Stan Smiths so get your Stan size but below is a list of other shoes and the sizes I own them in:

    • Saint Laurent Hedi Chelsea – Size 39
    • Thom Browne Longwings – Size 7
    • Common Projects Cap-toe sneakers – Size 39
    • Allen Edmonds Park Ave/Mcallister – Size 7D
    • Converse – Size 7
    • Nike Free 5.0 – Size 8

 

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First Impressions:

The shoe’s primeknit upper is comfortable and I could see them being decent for day to day wear but I definitely wouldn’t do any running in them. There is a high chance of the inner lining cutting up your heel so I recommend wearing a band-aid to help with the break in period.

My biggest gripe is all of the visible glue. This may be a shoe by shoe issue but it was a huge turnoff. (I uploaded pretty large high-res images to show details for this post so please allow them to load if you enlarge or right click and open for quicker access)

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The glue is pretty noticeable along where the upper is attached to the sole and along the different sections of the Boost sole.

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Final Thoughts:

Originally, I had every intention of keeping the shoes for myself but as soon as I got the confirmation email that a pair would be mine, I took the liberty of posting the shoes for sale on EBay with a Buy It Now price of $825 just to test out the market. To my surprise the shoes were sold in five minutes. Keep in mind this is three days before I would even be able to ship out the shoes. The buyer also paid me an extra $75 for next day air. The markup on these things are absolutely insane but paying more than retail price for Yeezies makes absolutely no sense to me considering there are so many other shoe options out there. Something-Bespoke-Yeezy-350-Boost-Pirate-Black (6 of 20)

If you MUST have a pair of Yeezy Boosts then I recommend entering as many raffles as possible beforehand followed by frantically refreshing all retailer websites on release day. Here are a couple sites for more information on how to get the Tan Yeezy 350 Boost releasing on December 29, 2015:

May the odds be ever in your favor.

Missing out on a pair of Yeezies isn’t the end of the world because there are six more colorways of the Yeezy Boost 350 as well as a new 550 model coming out in 2016. 


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