In partnership with Adidas, Kanye West releases a new line called Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Ice Pack, and this pair comes in four colors. This article will extensively cover the variant, Mono Ice, which is set to be released this summer. In addition, you will also learn how to spot a genuine pair from a fake one.
What Makes The Mono Ice Different?
If you’re a fan of Yeezy’s, you don’t want to miss out on the Mono Ice Pack. Below are several reasons why:
- Breathable Mesh Exterior
The predecessors of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Mono Ice” sported a Primeknit upper. This is the brand’s signature material. The knitting machine creates a single, continuous fabric with thermoplastic yarns. They are made with a tighter weave and are added with colors for more support.
Today, the exterior of the Mono Ice is made of finely woven nylon mesh material covering the footwear structure. The mesh material is breathable, flexible, and more comfortable with the upper’s sheer appearance. The material makes it versatile, making it perfect for casual wear—whether you’re running errands or hanging out with your friends.
2. Signature Detailing
A more prominent translucent monofilament side tripe adorns each shoe extending from the heel tab to the edge of the toe box. Also, the heel tab is made of the same mesh material that the upper is made of. The lateral stripe is colored in light blue that’s slightly darker than the rest of the upper.
Compared to the Mono Ice, one of the four colorways, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Mono Mist” features a darker, earthy tone that still sports the same signature pull tab at the back with familiar side stripes that the brand is known for. The laces and the linings combine light and dark grey, with a midfoot line in light red. A grey rubber midsole covers the Boost midsole, plus a rubber outsole provides for optimum comfort.
3. More Prominent Eyelets
You can also see a difference in the eyelets. The older Yeezy Boost 350 models have smaller eyelets on the upper. The Mono Ice, however, has two rows of enhanced metallic eyelets on each side.
There are a few benefits to having metallic eyelets:
- Shoes with metallic eyelets can allow shoelaces to slide in and out better. They also help avoid fraying, deformation, and flaking of the shoe’s outer material.
- Metal eyelets are sturdier, and they can be made to match the colors of your exterior.
4. Lighter Than The Old Version
Because of its exoskeletal-like structure, which is part of the inner lining and the mesh material, the Mono Ice is significantly lighter than the previous Yeezy Boost 350 pairs.
5. Printed Insoles
Yeezy’s are a popular and in-demand shoe brand, so it’s not surprising if fake pairs are already in production with shady sellers trying to pass their knock-offs as originals. To avoid snagging a pair of fakes, you must have a careful eye for detail.
To make sure you’re getting legitimate pairs, you can carefully pull out the insoles and examine them. The word “Adidas,” its logo in the middle, and the word “YEEZY,” must be printed in their brand fonts and light gray color.
Before the brand logos, there is a white tag where the following information is printed:
- Manufacturing Location
- Name of the Product (in this case BOOST350 V2 MONO)
- International Sizes (US, UK, FR, JP, CHN)
- Manufacturing Date and Serial Number (details on the tag should match the serial number on the box)
Aside from the mentioned details, you have to be on the lookout for other printed details. Some logos or text from Adidas are stamped using a raised rubber material printing, and not flat like the fake merchandise.
The stamped logo also looks like a dead giveaway because fake pairs will have an uneven stamping of the symbols. Real Adidas pairs tend to be centered with larger fonts. You must also watch out for the insole’s material because fakers typically use cheap material for the insoles, which they would sometimes stitch onto the shoe itself.
6. Subtle And Versatile Color
The Mono Ice comes in a minimalist shade of blue that is comparable to the bluish color of ice. As one of the types of shoes that men should have a pair of, it can make or break your whole look. The Mono Ice is stylish and suitable for almost any occasion. It could be a great match for casual attires, but it could also work if you’re going for a minimalist or sporty look.
7. Futuristic Structure
Underneath the mesh, you can faintly see the silhouette that looks like a webbed pattern sewn to the mesh upper, which is why your socks will also play a part in the ventilation of your feet. Wearing darker socks also becomes more prominent from the outside.
8. Heel Color And Material
The sole, midsole, and gum are made of rubber. The soles are in a near-transparent color to match the monochromatic look of the exterior. Beneath the sole holds an identical pattern to the old Yeezy Boost 350 version.
9. Good Fit
The pair has a boost that offers premium comfort. It is advisable to go for your true size instead of getting a larger size. Due to the change in the upper material, it may tend to change or alter in the long run. The material may soften and stretch when worn every day.
So, when will fans finally get their hands on the Mono Ice? Well, you still need to wait until June 24, 2021. Kanye West’s Yeezy’s is one of the most sought-after sneakers globally. Because of its success, Adidas has made a second version with many changes to the Yeezy Boost 350 line.
If you want to be one of the firsts who can get their hands (or feet) on the new Mono Ice Pack, you can reserve a pair through Adidas’ official app. Getting your pair from Adidas outlets is a surefire way to avoid knock-offs.