How To Rock Your Yeezys: 5 Essential Tips

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No matter what your current sneaker rotation is looking like, we'd bet that there's a pair of Yeezys in there somewhere. It may be a clean, simple pair like the Oreos pictured above. It might be something a little louder, like a Zebra or a Beluga. It might be some OG Yeezy heat like a Turtledove (our personal favorite). Whatever pair it is, we're going to go ahead and assume that you love rocking them frequently.
You may have seen recently that GQ published an article in which they stated that Yeezys are the coolest shoe on the planet ... but look good on practically nobody. No matter if you agree with it or not, it's a fascinating read. They make a lot of valid points, and we'd have to agree with them when they say that Yeezys can overpower an outfit. 
However, we'd respectfully disagree with the sentiment that Yeezys look good on nobody. There's an art to wearing a Yeezy, and there are several ways that you can make your fit work with them. We want you to get the best fits possible off, and we want you to stunt too ... so here's a few tips from us to you about how to rock your Yeezys. 
Let The Shoes Do The Talking
When you put together an outfit, you need to figure out which piece is going to make the biggest statement, and build the rest of your fit around that. If you're rocking too many statement pieces at once, your outfit will look like a jumbled, hyped-up mess, and when you wear your Yeezys, they'll be your statement piece no matter what else you might have on. Take a hint from the gawd Pharrell's outfit above: he's got a simple, clean fit on, and lets his shoes speak for him. That's what you want to shoot for when you're rocking Yeezys. Keep the fit simple. 
Slim Denim Is A Must
The 350 Boost (especially the V2) is a very unique silhouette. The sleek upper with the slightly bulbous sole makes for an extremely interesting contrast, and it's a contrast that looks best with a slim pair of denim that'll make sure the shoes are visible (remember what we said about a statement piece above?). You can even pinroll your pants if you want to show the shoes off even more, but jogger pants and track pants are a no-go, as the former are flat-out washed, and the latter makes it look like you just stepped off the soccer pitch. 
Get The Laces Right
Let em' breathe, let em' breathe. You don't want to tie your shoes so tight that they're hugging your foot like a glove, and that's especially the case for a shoe with a woven upper like a Yeezy. Either tie them loosely, or pull the laces through the inside and let them look like a beautiful mess. Tie them too tight, and you run the risk of looking like you're wearing Aqua-Socks. 
Be Confident
Wear the shoes, don't let the shoes wear you. When you're rocking a pair of shoes that are bound to turn heads like a Yeezy, be sure to remain cool, calm, and confident. Don't stare at the ground or shuffle around, and don't act weird about the extra attention they're likely to bring your way. There's a good chance you wore them to turn heads ... so be ready for the extra attention you're sure to receive! 
Don't Copy Ye
A lot of Kanye West fans have a bad habit of impersonating their idol's personal style a little bit too much. Don't get us wrong, we totally understand. Kanye is fresh, unique, and ahead of the curve when it comes to how he dresses himself. There's nothing wrong with taking inspiration from his outfits ... but there is something wrong with completely aping another person's style. Draw inspiration from Ye and how he rocks his Yeezys, but add your own flavor to it and make it unique. 
What's your favorite way to rock your Yeezys? What's the best fit you've ever put together with a pair? Hit us up and let us know on Twitter, check our Facebook page for updates, and, as always, be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the fire pictures you can handle.


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