The adidas Yeezy 700 “Waverunner” first made its debut to the sneaker world back on August 12th, 2017. After several months of leaks and early photos, the silhouette surfaced for preorder on Kanye’s Yeezy Supply store. However, unlike your usual adidas Yeezy release, they didn’t sell out in seconds. Instead, pairs were available for presale in a full-size run for several hours, allowing time for consumers to make up their mind on the new silhouette. Like many sneakers, not everyone was initially sold on the chunky “dad” design, though, and what followed was one of the most intense debates in sneaker history. When the Yeezy 700 first appeared on social media timelines, a majority of sneakerheads hated the shoe. Posts and images of the latest Kanye silhouette were met with comments outright labeling the look as garbage, while some joked about how they looked like something straight out of a mental ward. By the time they appeared on Yeezy Supply unexpectedly, dislike of the new Yeezy Boost was at its height.