Planning to use your Yeezys as running shoes? Read on below to see why that might not be a good idea.
Whether or not you can run in your Yeezys depends on what type of Yeezys you own. While you might be able to run in Yeezys 700, Yeezy 500 and 350 are definitely not running shoes.
The bottom line is- if you want a good running experience you should invest in a proper running shoe that’s better built for the purpose and costs a fraction of what Yeezys do. But if you want to wear Yeezys on a run for the ‘gram, that’s your business.
Now let’s see how each of the Yeezys perform as running shoes!
Yeezy 350 has a fabric upper since they’re made of Primeknit for comfort. While they’re super comfortable, Yeezy 350 would not perform well as running shoes simply because they’re not made to endure it.
If you wear Yeezy 350s on a proper running session, they are very likely to get ruined. Besides that, the midsole on Yeezy 350 does not have the proper ankle support you would need for a comfortable running experience. So all in all, no you can’t run in Yeezy 350 unless you want to send your $200+ down the drain.
Yeezys 350 as running shoes Pros
- Comfortable fit
- Cushioned insole
Yeezys 350 as running shoes Cons
- Fabric upper that’s not ideal for running
- No ankle support
While Yeezy 380 are comfortable shoes with their prime knit upper and all, they’re not built to be running shoes. The Yeezy 380 is better suited for casual party wear. Using them as running shoes will just waste your $230 or more.
However, in comparison to Yeezy 350, the 380s do have a little more support in the heel area. So of the two if you need to pick one as running shoes, definitely choose Yeezy 380s.
Yeezys 380 as running shoes Pros
- Comfortable primeknit upper
- More space in the toe box preventing crowding of toes
- More heel support
Yeezys 380 as running shoes Cons
- They are a little too heavy to run in
- They are a little too unstructured to run comfortably in, you will constantly feel out of place in them
If you own a Yeezy 500, you know they’re bulky and heavy shoes that aren’t ideal for running. When you’re running, you need a lightweight and flexible shoe to reduce fatigue- which Yeezy 500 isn’t.
However, you can wear your Yeezy to a game of tennis or basketball and you can wear them for a walk in the park but unfortunately, they’re not suitable for anything too strenuous.
Yeezys 500 as running shoes Pros
- adiPrene sole provides better comfort
- More structural integrity
Yeezys 500 as running shoes Cons
- A little too heavy and bulky for long runs. Your feet will easily get tired after a short distance
If you’re going to run in a pair of Yeezys, get the Yeezy 700! While it’s famous as the ‘dad shoe’ the midsole on Yeezy 700 is actually designed for comfort and sustainability.- since it was originally meant to be a running shoe!
It has a flexible yet firm upper made with a combination of materials like suede, mesh, and leather. The midsole sports the Adidas special boost technology along with maximum heel support. All in all, it’s an ideal running shoe- just not worth the $5k+ price tag.
Yeezys 700 as running shoes Pros
- Flexible yet firm upper
- Comfortable midsole
- Heel support
- Mesh lining for breathability
Yeezys 700 as running shoes Cons
- Too expensive for decent running shoes (obviously)
I’d personally advise against using Yeezys as running shoes. Given the cost and effort it takes to acquire a pair, I would never risk ruining them by running.
Unless of course, the entire reason you got them is to show them off to your fellow runners. I would do the same if I could afford a pair.
But other than those reasons, why spend so much money on subpar running shoes when you get better-designed running shoes for less of the price?! No thank you.
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