Source | Ye returns to Instagram to call out Adidas for copying his shoes
Kanye has been relatively quiet on social media lately, but it seems the apparent copying of one of his sneakers got him talking about it on IG.
A few weeks ago the first images of the Adidas Adilette ’22 slide dropped. Many people were excited to get the slide because it looked like a Yeezy slide, which unlike the Adidas slide is hard to get and still sells out. The Adidas slide has since dropped and sold out, and is set to release in multiple colorways on June 23rd.
Ye took to Instagram to berate the German sportswear brand and call out its CEO Kasper Rørsted.
“IT’S YOU driving down the same street that Kobe passed on,” Ye said. “Maybe I’m feeling that Mamba spirit right now For Kasper I’m not advocating for this blatant copycat anymore For all of sneaker culture For every ball-playing rapper or even if you work at the store This is for anyone who wants to s ‘express but feel they can’t because they’ll lose their contract or be called crazy talent This shoe is a fake Yeezy made by adidas themselves I’m not talking to DC either Kasper come talk to me Alright Monday.”
What makes this interesting is that Kanye is in partnership with Adidas to produce and market his Yeezy branded shoes. Adidas does not own Yeezys and in the past has made shoes that look a bit like Yeezy’s.
Kasper hasn’t responded to Ye’s allegations and isn’t sure he will.