Without a shadow of a doubt, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Carbon", formerly the "Asriel", is one of the most controversial Yeezys ever made. As you may or may not know, Kanye West has been naming his most recent releases after figures in the Bible, and this particular pair caused a bit of a stir up amongst other religious groups.
Bearing a striking resemblance to last year's "Yecheil", the "Carbon" features a black and grey Primeknit upper with a stealthy mesh stripe running across the lateral side. Unlike any other 350 V2 before it, the Boost midsole has been dipped in an off-white hue, resulting in a stark contrast that's as wearable as it gets.
According to Islam, Asriel is the name of the angel of death and is said to transport the souls of the deceased after they have passed on. Naming this shoe as such has made members of the Muslim community very unhappy, so adidas opted to change it.
Originally meant to drop this weekend, we can only assume that the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Carbon" delay was caused by having to reprint every single box label and change all pieces of documentation, so you can now expect it to launch on October 3rd instead. Let us know what you think of the pair's brand new name, and while you're here, you might as well take your first look at the Yeezy 700 V3 "Eremiel"!