Adidas has decided not to proceed with its plan to release additional leftover Yeezy stock for the rest of this year, as per sources in the sneaker industry speaking to Complex. The brand had intended to launch more Adidas Yeezys starting in November, but an internal memo obtained by Complex revealed that the release has been put on hold. The memo stated, “As a brand, we will not do a new drop for the remainder of the year both for our internal e-com and retail as well as wholesale. We will not be shipping out any new stock; this direction was given at the board level.”
The planned drop included the “Bone,” “Onyx,” and “Zebra” colorways of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2, along with Adidas’ Yeezy 500 and 700 models. An Adidas spokesperson declined to comment on the upcoming Yeezys. Adidas ended its partnership with Kanye West (now Ye) in October 2022 after he made antisemitic remarks on social media and criticized Adidas executives publicly. After the split, Adidas halted the release of Ye’s highly profitable Yeezy sneakers. Despite terminating the partnership, Adidas had over $1 billion worth of Yeezys already in production before the fallout. Adidas resumed selling the sneakers in May and pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds to organizations combating discrimination, racism, and antisemitism.