The white Adidas trainers, called the Yeezy Mud Rat 500s, are part of Yeezy’s Spring 2018 collection.
The shoes received an overwhelmingly negative response on Kim’s Instagram:
“Wait....are we being serious RN?” one commenter wrote, while others added comments like “Wat r those” and “Those are the ugliest things I’ve ever seen.”
One follower got very descriptive and wrote, “They look all extra CHUNKY ALL AROUND, not cute at ALL!! I don’t care if they had cost hundreds of dollars and you gave them to me, I would NEVER WEAR THEM but I would give them to my great great grandfather, he may like them but then maybe NOT!!!”
Twitter was equally unenthused about the new Yeezys:
According to Highsnobiety, the shoes are made of suede, cow leather, mesh and 3M reflective piping and also come in a gray suede color. There’s no price point yet, though Yeezys typically sell for $200-$350 and resell prices are usually over $1,000.
And earlier this year, Raf Simons and Adidas released a $460 shoe (it’s now $230) called the Raf Simons Ozweego Bunny:
We’ll see if this trend continues.