You may have noticed a lineup outside Holt Renfrew’s Granville Street entrance for the past two days. That’s because Kanye West is dropping his Yeezy Boost 350 Adidas shoes, complete with a Primeknit upper on Friday, February 19.
Granted, they’ve already been out for a while, but stores carry them in very limited supply. In fact, each retail outlet selling the shoes has only 15 pairs on hand, so Kanye fans are eager to get their hands on them whenever the stores restock.
Michael Phung and his friends have been waiting outside of Holt Renfrew since Wednesday morning to get their hands on the exclusive footwear. He says the fact that such a limited number of pairs of shoes are available motivated him to wait in the rain for nearly two days.
“A lot of people just want them because they’re that rare. There are only four stores in Vancouver releasing them and Holts is one of them.”
The other Vancouver retailers selling the Yeezy Boost 350s are the Adidas Original store on Granville Street, Haven on Cordova Street, and Livestock on Pender.
For the record, they’ll retail for about $259 and look like this:
A pair of Adidas Yeezy Boost 350s sell on eBay for thousands of dollars. This pair is selling for $1,300 Canadian.