8 Nike Shoes That Look Like Yeezys (With Pictures)

Kanye West is a producer, rapper, songwriter, record executive, and fashion influencer, and is perhaps one of the most influential celebrities in contemporary culture.

Since Kanye West worked together with both Nike and Adidas to design the Yeezy shoes, it’s only right to create a comprehensive list of Nike shoes that look like Yeezys.

1. Nike Roshe One (Adidas Yeezy Boost 350)

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 (top) Nike Roshe Run (bottom).

The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 might not be the first Adidas Yeezy model that dropped, but it certainly is the shoe that most people think of when they hear the word “Yeezy”.

Due to the model’s huge popularity, however, there have been plenty of fakes being sold on the market, so be careful of counterfeits if you’re looking to buy an authentic pair

That said, is the Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost just a hyped-up Nike Roshe One? Prior to its release in 2015, that was certainly the criticism that many people said about the shoe.

The original Nike Roshe Run was designed by Dylan Raasch and was released in 2012, featuring a streamlined look with a mesh upper sitting atop a Lunarlon sole.

Since then, the shoe has been released in various styles, colorways, and versions. For people looking for a cozy silhouette but not looking to pay Yeezy prices, this is an option.

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2. Nike Flyknit Racer (Adidas Yeezy Boost 350)

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 (top) Nike Flyknit Racer (bottom).

The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 certainly isn’t a running shoe, so it may come as a surprise to some people that I’ve decided to include the Nike Flyknit Racer as its look-alike.

Similar to the Boost 350, the Nike Flyknit Racer features a “sock-like” wrap made of Flyknit upper, which according to many people, is not only light but also very airy.

I also think the Flyknit Racer’s “Oreo 2.0” colorway resembles the Yeezy Boost 350’s “Turtledove” colorway, although the Flyknit Racer is more streamlined and slim.

The difference, however, is the purpose of each shoe.

If you’re a runner, you’d find the Flyknit Racer a great pair of racing flats perfect for 5K to marathons, while the Boost 350 is best for casual wear and fashion purposes only.

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3. Nike Space Hippie 02 (Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2)

Adidas Yeezy Boost V2 Beluga (top) Nike Space Hippie 02 (bottom).

They say the 350 is the building block of the empire, but the 350 V2 is the shoe that poured gas on the Yeezy project’s proverbial fire. No other shoe from Kanye can match the V2’s scale.

It’s arguably one of the most popular sneakers on Earth, having been restocked multiple times, and comes in a vast array of colors (although it’s not easy to obtain a pair).

One shoe from Nike that reminds me a lot of the 350 V2 is the Space Hippie 02, especially the “Vast Grey Hyper Crimson” colorway that resembles the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Beluga.

Not only are both sneakers fitted with a breathable sock-like upper, but both shoes are also equipped with plenty of cushioning (Boost midsole for Adidas and ZoomX foam scraps for Nike).

I think the Nike Space Hippie 02 is one of the most unique sneakers because it’s made from at least 50% recycled material by weight, from the upper to the outsole.

4. Nike Air Yeezy (Adidas Yeezy Boost 750)

Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 (top) Nike Air Yeezy 1 (bottom).

The Nike Air Yeezy 1 is known as the first pair of sneakers to break the $1 million sale barrier, dubbed by Sotheby’s as “one of the most prized and sought-after sneakers in existence”.

To date, there are two separate versions of the Nike Air Yeezy, with the first edition released in 2009 and the Nike Air Yeezy 2 released three years after in 2012.

Each colorway has been met with ecstatic anticipation and eventual sell-out success.

Kanye wore the shoes in 2008 and, especially since his partnership with Nike ended a few years later, these shoes quickly became some of the most talked-about in the industry.

Then came the Yeezy Boost 750, which is the first Yeezy that was released by Adidas.

Kanye started his Adidas partnership in 2015 with a shoe that borrowed from his ultra-popular Nike Air Yeezy and added soft shapes and textures and a drab color palette.

5. Nike Air Entertrainer (Nike Air Yeezy)

Nike Air Yeezy Red October (top) Nike Air Entertrainer (bottom).

Another Nike sneaker that looks like Yeezys is the Air Entertrainer. And no, it’s not Adidas Yeezy rather it’s Nike making another “dupe” from an older version of the Nike Air Yeezy.

I think Nike’s just being silly and having fun by trolling Kanye West with their own Yeezy look-alike. It’s also funny that the sneaker is named the “Nike Air Entertrainer”. 

The design itself isn’t a plagiarized version of Kanye West’s design, but the ribbed heel and Swoosh placement is definitely copied from the Air Yeezy 2.

Nike even released the “Red October” style colorway for the sneaker.

The biggest difference between the two is the strap located on the upper covering the laces, which can be found on the Nike Air Yeezy but not on the Nike Air Entertrainer.

6. Nike M2K Tekno (Adidas Yeezy 500)

Adidas Yeezy 500 (top) Nike M2K Tekno (bottom).

When the Yeezy 500 was released in December 2017, it was met with instant disapproval by many people because it was only available if you bought a near-$800 clothing bundle.

The Yeezy 500 is an ultra-chunky pair of 1990s skate shoes featuring muted colorways and blocky design, which reminds me a lot of the Nike M2K Tekno.

The Adidas Yeezy 500 is one of Kanye’s more unconventional shapes and least obviously Yeezy-looking Yeezy, which is why It’s a must-have in your sneaker rotation.

But if you’re not willing to part ways with $200 of your hard-earned money, the Nike M2K Tekno is a great alternative that is cheaper and offers the best bang for your buck.

It’s a pair of dad trainers, and it’s one of the easiest to style. Men can wear it with cropped pants or chinos, while women can pair it with skinny jeans or tattered shorts.

7. Nike Huarache (Adidas Yeezy Boost 700)

Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 (top) Nike Huarache (bottom).

The Nike Huarache is a Nike shoe that looks a lot like the Yeezy Boost 700. Both sneakers are a fusion of both a chunky silhouette and a multi-layered design.

Although the 350 V2 is more popular, there’s a strong case to be made for the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 to be the best Kanye West sneaker from a design perspective.

Both shoes offer great comfort. The Yeezy 700 has encapsulated Boost on the midsole, while the Huarache has Air cushioning that is as shock-absorbing as other “pillowy” Nike shoes.

8. Nike Ispa Sense Flyknit (Adidas Yeezy Boost 380)

Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 (top) Nike Ispa Sense Flyknit (bottom).

Sure, the 380 is not the most popular Yeezys. It’s not bad, but it’s not great, although it was made with comfort and support in mind. It looks a lot like the Nike Ispa Sense Flyknit.

Both sneakers share similar traits that include a stretchy sock-like upper that sits atop an oversized midsole foam, which adds a lot to your height and personality.

The Nike Ispa Sense Flyknit is not for the fainthearted, possessing a style like no other to boost your look, with a huge range of tonal shades that add an extra spark to any outfit.

It surely is one of the most bizarre and futuristic sneakers out of the entire Nike collection.

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