Kanye West is seen wearing a pair of large black boots each time he goes out these days. While Ye has been known to experiment in high-end footwear, including his own big Yeezy boots, his latest sidewalk stompers are far from comfort.
He may occasionally wipe out the entire Balenciaga store, but he also has a full-fledged passion with practical, economical, and easy-to-get workwear. The boots Ye has been wearing lately are a perfect match for those hardware shop essentials.
They’re manufactured for the factory line (much like the Red Wings, which are sold out) or the deep woods (the camouflage hunting boots he wore to Virgil Abloh’s final Louis Vuitton show). While they seem similar to expensive designs like Bottega Veneta’s Puddle Boot, Ye’s tall rubber boots are likely to make more financial and lifestyle sense.
If you have been caught in one of the immense snowstorms or low temperatures this winter, a pair of tough, knee-high, well-shielded boots might not seem so ridiculous. If you’re ready to board Ye’s massive boot train, you could wear yours with a sweatshirt or hoodie under a work jacket and a pair of jeans.