After it dropped in September last year, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Cloud” received a lot of love with many sneaker heads comparing it to the hugely popular “Static”, which up until then had been one of Ye’s most successful colourways to date.
As one of the most hyped Yeezys in a long time, the “Cloud” was the talk of the town with sneakerheads waiting in anticipation when the design finally dropped. Almost a year after its release, we can safely say the “Cloud” duly delivered, ranking as one of Kanye’s biggest success stories in 2019.
Featuring erratic stitching, a cream white Primeknit upper and a translucent side stripe, the comparisons to the static were always going to come for the “Cloud”. Similarly, as with the “Static”, the “Cloud” was also rumoured to be the last iteration of the V2 silhouette – thankfully, those rumours were later proven to be false.
But while these colourways have quite a bit in common making the comparisons fair game, put side-by-side there are some noticeable differences between the two. For starters, the “Static” featured a pull tab to the heel, so if this is a feature you like with your Yeezys then you may have been sad to find it absent on the V2 “Cloud”. The “Static” also features 3m reflective laces, while Ye opted to go with standard rope laces for the “Cloud”.
However, the most striking difference when comparing the two comes in the colour. While both are marketed as shades of white, each features a second shade woven into the fabric that gives it a near-two-tone effect. For the “Static”, the hues of grey give the Primeknit upper a silver appearance, while the “Cloud” features delicate tones of blue that really stand out under natural light.
The patterns on these two colourways are pretty much identical, so if you’re torn between the two then it comes down to a couple of features: the laces and colour tone. If you prefer reflective Yeezys then you should probably opt for the “Static”, but if you like the slight blue tone and neutral laces then no doubt you’d be best off siding with the “Cloud”.
You can find a pair of the Yeezy 350 Cloud or for other exclusive trainers, head over to the Laced.co.uk resale market for buy and sell options.