Was The Yeezy Boost Inspired by Vintage Nike Water Shoes

Perhaps Nike taught Yeezy.

Remember when people said if Nike produced what is now the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost the shoe would have a lot more fans? Well Nike did produce a shoe extremely similar to the Yeezy Boost except it released back in 1989.

Meet the Nike Aqua Boot. A shoe made in Taiwan during the period of 1989 – 1992 when Nike was experimenting with Aqua Gear. The Aqua Boot was made in both High Top and Low Top form. The upper consists off simple neoprene panels, a zipper, and velcro strap with Nike branding.

Editor’s note: You can purchase a pair of Nike Aqua Boots on eBay right now

It’s pretty crazy how a shoe like the Kanye West designed Yeezy 750 Boost is considered to be a high fashion lifestyle shoe and only 26 years ago the same silhouette was meant for water. Maybe Nike will add some lux materials to their original design and release it? Maybe not, ha!

Source: TSG