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Assuming everything goes to plan, which can be quite the leap of faith when we're dealing with Kanye, the re-release of 'Ye's black Yeezy 350 Boosts is going down this Friday, February 19th.
And like most things Kanye, the rapper-designer continues to contradict himself. Despite telling fans that he wants to make the shoes more widely available, the second release of the black 350s are available at the smallest selection of retailers yet.
As far as physical retailers go, Foot Locker, Champs, Finish Line, and, of course, Adidas are going to have pairs of Kanye's latest shoe to sell, according to Footwear News. To make things even more difficult, the three retailers have all kicked off raffles Yeezy-hopefuls will need to join, like, right now in order to have a chance.
Footlocker is distributing tickets today, February 16th, at retailers listed on its website. The lucky winners will be contacted tomorrow and Thursday. The process at Champs is pretty much exactly the same, only with a different website to check participating locations.
Kicks USA is giving lazier fans a chance to buy the coveted shoe, though. Simply sign up for its raffle online.
Besides that, fans will have to try their luck with the ever-shaky (it's not a coincidence the app is rated 1.5 stars on the iTunes Store) Adidas Confirmed app. Reservations on the app will open on Thursday — make sure to turn on push notifications for the app to increase your chances.
When that inevitably fails (we're having fun already!), the only place left to turn is Adidas's official release on Friday at adidas.com/yeezy. GQ notes that the release typically happens sometime between 11 am and noon ET.
After surviving this hellacious experience, some of you may be lucky enough to have the privilege to pay $200 for sneakers.
Update: Sneaker blog Sneaker Shouts has the full lowdown on every place that will release the Yeezy Boosts today and what times exactly the coveted kicks will hit the web.
Retailers like Adidas, Jimmy Jazz, and Urban Jungle are (likely) releasing the shoes, but the latter two will probably have very limited quantities. Jimmy Jazz's release is only rumored for now, but it has sold previous versions of the shoes.
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