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Kanye West's New Yeezy Sneakers Are Being Brutally Mocked Online, And With Good Reason - Maxim

Kanye West's New Yeezy Sneakers Are Being Brutally Mocked Online, And With Good Reason

"Yeezy look like orthopaedic shoes."
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(Photo:  Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)

Kanye West's Yeezy line may no longer be the hypebeast catnip it once was.

When wife Kim Kardashian unveiled his latest sneaker online—the Mud Rat 500—it was met with swift ridicule rather than hype.

There was plenty of mocking on Twitter, with some sneakerheads saying the ivory sneakers with wacky outsoles looked like "orthopedic shoes."

As any failed sneaker drop before him will tell you, "orthopedic shoes" comparisons are a kiss of death.

The model was recently previewed in a grey suede option, which didn't invite the same level of ridicule... even if it looked more like a rat (which was sort of the point anyway).

It could just be a few naysayers, and we'll see how these things sell when Adidas finally releases them.