Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy… While the future-fitted Yeezy Boost line remains in high demand with a constant stream of updates, Kanye West is going back to the classics. The artist/designer’s new Calabasas collection, now officially announced online, takes a break from all the knit materials, booty sock entries and slimmed-down silhouettes for some 1990s technical sneaker flavor.
The all-white Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas is the footwear counterpart to the athletic tracksuits, dad caps, socks, and sweaters in the Calabasas collection (pictured below). The upper is executed in what looks like white nubuck leather, with the 3-Stripes rendered in stitching on the lateral, accompanied by “Calabasas” lettering in gold.
The resulting aesthetic reflects the current trend towards 1980s and 1990s sports silhouettes – think icons like the Reebok Club C – with a streamlined form factor and all-white sole and upper. adidas originally released the Powerphase silhouette in the 1980s, and brought it back as the Powerphase OG in 2014 with retailers including END featuring a natural gum midsole (pictured above).
According to a recent tweet by @theyeezymafia, the Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas will retail for $120. Overall, it’s an interesting – and much more affordable – expansion to the Yeezy footwear universe, which will soon also feature military boots.
The new Calabasas collection streetwear collection will drop exclusively on the YEEZY Supply website. Here is the direct link to the Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas page, where it is currently marked as “unavailable”.
(featured pics by Leo Madella)