Whether you’re a critic or a fan, there’s no denying that Yeezy has taken the sneaker world by storm since its debut. Kicking off the adidas and Kanye West collaboration in 2015, the brand secured its place in the history books with an iconic silhouette that would soon become the most in-demand model from the collection: the Yeezy 350. Industry-defining and instantly recognisable to this day, fashion insiders and sneakerheads across the globe are vying to get their hands on the latest 350s.

If you’re looking to buy your first pair, you might be thinking “how do Yeezy 350s fit?” or even “do Yeezys run true to size?” Similar to other top-tier brands on the market, including Air Jordan and New Balance, sizing isn’t as straight forward as you might think. To make sure you get it right first time, we’ve created a detailed Yeezy size guide, focusing on the 350 silhouette.

In short, Yeezy 350s don’t run true to size, so always do your research before you buy your next pair. Part of the problem with finding the right fit when it comes to Yeezy is the sizing differences between the Yeezy silhouettes. A pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V1s more or less fit true to size; whilst the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 runs small and therefore require you to select a half size up. However, if your size isn’t in stock — as Yeezys tend to sell out quickly – size up by a whole size and add an insole that will fill any spare gaps and create a snug fit.

Looking for a point of comparison? Similar to the 350, the Yeezy 500 also comes up small, despite its chunky frame and streamlined toe box, much like the Yeezy 450. For a comfortable fit, it’s best to size up by a half size, or a full size with the addition of an insole. Unalike the 350 and 500, the Yeezy 700 generally fits true to size, however with three separate design changes over the years, there’s differences across each iteration.

To find the perfect fit every time you buy a pair of Yeezys, be sure to follow a size guide or size chart. We’ll go into more detail about the fit of the Yeezy 350 sneaker throughout this post, including the silhouette’s history, how it fits and key releases, so keep reading for more information.

Yeezy: Beginnings With Nike and adidas

One of the most iconic brands of the decade, Yeezy has paved a way for a new wave of technology and comfort-led sneakers. At the helm of this revolution, the world-famous rapper and Yeezy founder, Ye — formerly known as Kanye West. Known for his chart-topping music and minimalistic style, Ye initially partnered with Nike’s Air Jordan line on the ‘Air Yeezy’ collection. A high-top sneaker was released in 2007, soon becoming an instant sell-out and longed for by sneakerheads globally. However, the collaboration came to an end when Nike refused to grant West royalties from the sales of the sneakers, and so to two parted ways in 2013.

Later that year, after months of rumours and speculation, Ye and adidas confirmed their groundbreaking partnership. Arguably the most significant collaboration ever created between a non-athlete and an athletic brand, the adidas team lead the creation of all Yeezy products, including footwear, apparel and accessories.

In February 2015, the collaborative pair released the Yeezy 750 at the presentation of Yeezy’s Season 1 collection. The shoe received rave reviews, and following its worldwide success, the Yeezy Boost 350 was born.

The Yeezy 350: A History

A pioneering sneaker, the Yeezy 350 is one of the most successful sneakers to from Yeezy’s extensive portfolio. Internally called the “Roshe Killer” by creatives in West’s team when it launched in 2015, the shoe was specifically designed to rival Nike’s bestselling silhouette. Matching the popularity of some of the industry’s giants, including Air Jordan and New Balance, the 350 immediately dominated the sneaker scene.

First seen in the zebra-inspired ‘Turtle Dove’ colourway, the initial design showcased adidas’ signature Primeknit upper, a Boost-cushioned sole and a complex lacing system. Heavily celebrated for its unrivalled comfort and sock-like fit, its limited qualities meant the shoe sold out almost instantly on every drop. Shortly after, the ‘Moonrock’ and ‘Oxford Tan’ colourways were released – and most popular of them all – ‘Pirate Black’.

Nine months later, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 was introduced to the market. Dubbed the ‘Beluga’, this reworked iteration donned a vibrant grey and orange palette, whilst maintaining its predecessor’s Primeknit upper and Boost midsole. However, this time around the shoe’s sidewall sported a bold stripe in orange, inscribed with the words ‘SPLY-350’. The silhouette was also redesigned with a more streamlined aesthetic, with adidas removing the strap from the first V2 models.

From 2016 to 2018, the partnership grew stronger and West stayed true to his vision for more cost-effective sneakers with the arrival of the ‘Oreo’, ‘Bred’ and ‘Triple White’ colourways. Ye’s promise led to the biggest release in the shoe’s history, as adidas rolled out 1 million pairs of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Cream White’.

Fast forward to present day and the Yeezy 350 remains a cornerstone of the industry. Rivalling the popularity of other Yeezy iterations — from the Yeezy Slide to the Wave Runner — this shoe is a must-have. Constantly reinvented and rereleased, there’s a style and fit for every inclination. Stay on top of the latest releases and resale options with Laced.

Does The adidas Yeezy 350 V1 Fit True To Size?

Does the Yeezy Boost 350 run true to size? Put simply, this Yeezy sneaker generally fits true to size (TTS). If you’re looking to purchase a pair, make sure you choose your normal size to achieve the perfect fit. However, as mentioned earlier, not all Yeezys fit the same. The 350 V1 was the first iteration released by adidas and Yeezy, and updates have been made since. It’s important to always check the shoe’s make and model before making a purchase as this should help you find the right fit.

How Does The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Fit?

Kanye West’s compulsion to rework and refine his silhouettes means that the 350 V1 fits slightly differently to the Yeezy Boost 350 V2. West rolled out the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 after the first version’s first year at retail, updating the shoe’s stance with a chunkier Boost sole and more prominent Primeknit pattern on the upper. With subtle changes and reimagined silhouette, the Yeezy Boost 350 runs small. If you’re looking to buy a pair, make sure you go at least half a size up from your usual size in adidas sneakers to achieve the perfect fit. For example, if you’re usually a UK size 5, we suggest you buy a UK size 5.5. Also, if you have wide feet, it’s recommended to size either half a size or a whole size up from your usual shoe size.

The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 fits similarly to other OG Yeezy silhouettes. Comparable to the Yeezy Boost 380, Yeezy Boost 750 and Yeezy 700 V2, each silhouette features a sock-like fit, so it’s important to go half a size up when selecting your next pair. However, not all Yeezy shoes are available in half sizes, including the Foam Runner. Like the aforementioned silhouettes, this hybrid sneaker-shoe also runs small, so make sure you size a whole size up from your standard size. It’s worth noting that you can always add an insole for a more comfortable fit — this will allow for more room around your ankle.

350: Yeezy Size Guide

We asked our in-house team of sneaker fans about their experience with the fit of the Yeezy 350. The result was unanimous: Yeezy 350 sneakers run small. No matter whether it’s V1 or V2 iterations, it’s recommended that you go down by at least a half size to achieve the perfect fit. If you have narrow feet or are between sizes, you can even go down a full size. Our product manager says: “The Yeezy 350 has been a staple in my wardrobe for years and I’ve always found the sizing a little difficult compared to the Nike or New Balance sneakers I have in my collection. Usually I always choose my true size, but this isn’t the case for Yeezy. My advice? Always size up, no matter if you have wide or narrow feet.”

Similarly to our Product Manger, our Editor sizes down, too. They said, “I always choose a whole size up with the 350. Making it more difficult, I have wide feet, so to avoid the shoes feeling too roomy, I add an insole or wear a thick pair of socks.” When asked how they like to style their Yeezy 350s, they said: “350s are really easy to style as they goes with everything — I put it down to the chunky sole and minimalistic colourways. Usually, I pair them with jeans and a sweatshirt for a laid-back look, but I also wear them with joggers. In summer, I’ll team them with shorts or a denim skirt and an oversized t-shirt. They’re an all-round pair, so there’s no chance of them not looking good.”

Finally, we asked our Social Media Manager on their opinion on the Yeezy 350. They said: “I own both the V1 and V2 Yeezy Boost 350 and I size up by half a size in both. I find the V1 has a roomier fit, but the flexible fabric means it’s still comfy and fits my foot well. The V2 fits perfectly as there’s enough space inside for easy movement. My 350 sneakers are super comfy too — the cushioned sole and streamlined shape make them perfect for all-day wear.”

When compared to other adidas sneakers, the Yeezy Boost 350 runs small. If you go true to size, you risk the toe room being too tight, which can be uncomfortable. From our research, the safest bet is to always select half a size up when it comes to Yeezy.

How Should I Style The Yeezy 350?

Versatile and timeless in equal measure, the Yeezy 350 is one of the most-wanted styles from around the globe. A staple for every collection, the wide range of colourways and styles means there’s something for everyone. Unlike more traditional running shoes, the 350 features soft Primeknit fabric, minimalistic branding and a futuristic shape. Courtesy of the sneaker’s signature style, it can be paired with everything from jeans to joggers. A must-have for fashion insiders, A-listers and sneaker fans alike, all 350 silhouettes are bound to add a touch of streetwear flair to any of your everyday looks. For advice on how you can style your 350s, check our our Yeezy 350 side guide below.

Casual and Classic

In-keeping with Ye’s style, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Slate champions both form and function, making it ideal for everyday wear. With muted hues and instantly recognisable ‘SPLY-350’ branding, this shoe will work well with almost any outfit — from joggers to lounge sets. Underfoot, it’s comfort-focused Boost cushioning delivers support and comfort, while the functional lacing system makes it easy to slip on and off.

Statement-Making Style

To capture attention in the Yeezy Boost 350, look to iconic prints and legendary colourways that make an impact. Yeezys with added detail are often a good choice for this kind of look, such as the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra. With monochrome tones and an animal-inspired print, this sneaker is a good choice for achieving an eye-catching look. Team with cargo trousers, jeans or oversized jumpers.

Formal Attire

Styling Yeezy sneakers for formal events can be tricky, although definitely not impossible. The shoe’s streamlined silhouette allows it to be switched up for every kind of event. One of the best ways to achieve an elevated aesthetic is pairing your Yeezy 350s with a smart trousers, a shirt and a blazer. Monochrome sneakers, like the Yeezy Boost 350 Bred and the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Core Black White Oreo act as the perfect canvas when it comes to styling your look.

How Should I Clean My 350s?

Crafted with durable fabrics and high-quality materials, the Yeezy 350 is built to last if you look after them. 350s are mostly made from Primeknit, which is ideal for flexibility and comfort, but isn’t always super easy to clean.

The best way to keep your Yeezy sneakers clean is to use a specialised cleaning kit, or you can always use water if you’re looking for a cheaper option. For small marks, opt for sneaker wipes — simply open up the wipe and scrub on dirty areas. However, for a deeper clean, stick to the following instructions. Prep your sneaker by removing the the insoles and laces. Next, brush your sneakers to get rid of all the dirt — thanks to the fabric composition, this should be easy to do. Using a cleaning solution, start scrubbing the soles, making sure to frequently dip your brush in the water. Using a clean cloth, wipe the upper. Finally, make sure that all the excess cleaner has been washed away and leave to dry.

Our Product Manager says: “Be careful when cleaning around the eyelets and collar as these are the most delicate parts of the shoe. Use a soft toothbrush for these hard to reach places. When it comes to the laces, feel free to clean them in a washing machine with your usual load.”

For the best results, steer clear from putting your Yeezy 350s in the washing machine. Doing this can damage the fabric and soften the adhesives holding the key components together. The same can be said for putting your sneakers in the dryer as this will affect the shape of the shoe.

After your sneakers have dried, make sure to store them away from direct sunlight to maintain their colour. Placing them in their original box or covering them in a dust bag is advised to keep them looking fresh all the time.

If you’ve just bought a new pair of Yeezy 350s, consider using a sneaker protector to create an invisible barrier against dirt and stains. Not only will this protect your sneakers, but it will make cleaning easier in the future.

Yeezy Boost 350 : Iconic Iterations & Colourways

A decade-defining sneaker, the Yeezy 350 has earned its icon status. From its innovative design to its constant reinventions, the silhouette has gained a loyal following throughout the years. We’re taking a closer look at the most in-demand styles, including covetable colourways and legendary iterations.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Beluga

The first Yeezy Boost 350 V2, dubbed Beluga, is one of the most-wanted sneakers from the Yeezy and adidas partnership, rivalling Ye’s Wave Runner. Crafted with a breathable Primeknit upper, this shoe hosts ‘SPLY-350’ branding across the sidewall, balanced by a two-tone print throughout. Underfoot, Boost cushioning makes it comfortable for all-day wear, while a functional lacing system rounds off the design. Constantly reworked, restocked and available for resale, find your size with Laced.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Core Black White Oreo

Originally released in 2016, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Core Black White Oreo was first unveiled at Kanye’s Yeezy Season 4 launch, which caused a major stir across social media. Featuring a black Primeknit upper, the white stripe across the sidewall resembles the Oreo cookie this shoe is so named after. Complete with signature branding and a chunky midsole, this iteration champions versatility and comfort.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bone

With a pared-back design — similar to the Yeezy Slide — the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Bone is an effortless everyday staple. Dressed in a crisp white hue all over, the monofilament side stripe adds a see-through element to the minimalist design, while a webbing pull tab at the heel provides easy on and off. Inside the shoe, three-stripe branding on the interior heel is accompanied by ‘Yeezy’ stamped on the sockliner. To finish, advanced cushioning comes courtesy of a TPU-wrapped full-length Boost midsole.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra

First seen in 2017, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra is designed with a white and black upper, complemented by hits of branding a translucent white sole. Initially sold exclusively online with adidas and selected flagship stores, a limited stock level of just 7,000 meant that re-sell prices went soared above £1,000. After selling out almost instantly, the shoe was restocked months later, delivering on Ye’s promise of Yeezy’s being more accessible to anyone that wanted them.

Yeezy Boost 350 Turtle Dove

Arriving in 2015, the Yeezy Boost 350 Turtle Dove secured the ‘Shoe of the Year’ title at the Footwear News 29th Annual Achievement Awards. Making its debut at the Yeezy Season 1 fashion show, this sneaker was the second release for adidas and Ye after the Yeezy Boost 750. With a more refined silhouette than the V2 iterations, it boasts a gradient black and white upper, topped with integrated rope-like laces. Red accents adorn the functional pull tab, while a textured tread provides grip.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Red

One of the most sought-after styles from the 350 portfolio, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Red made its debut alongside ‘Copper’ and ‘Green’ colourways in November 2016. Like the aforementioned shoes, this sneaker features mostly black construction, detailed with contrast-hued fibres resulting in a speckled effect throughout the upper. Responsive cushioning is found via a caged Boost sole, visible through a cut-away on the rubber outsole.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Semi-Frozen Yellow

Despite numerous leaks before its arrival, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Semi-Frozen Yellow was met with instant approval from sneakerheads in 2017. Featuring a Zebra-like pattern and iconic branding, its neon colourway paved the way for a new era of colourful sneakers from Yeezy. Complete with tan accents on the sole, this style remains a firm favourite today.

Yeezy 350 Size Guide: The Summary

By now, you’ll know that the Yeezy 350 fits true to size, while the Yeezy 350 V2 runs small — to be more specific, half a size small in comparison to your standard size. If you choose your usual size in the V2 iteration, you will be able to notice your toe pushing on the toebox. To avoid this, it’s recommended selecting half a size up. For the 350 V1, choosing your standard size is advisable, however it’s also possible to size up and add an insole if needed. Make sure you always do your research and read the size charts. Although the sizing for Yeezy 350 differs from Air Jordans and New Balance, it remains one of the most-wanted silhouettes on the market.