According to Google Trends, the search term "Yeezy Boost 350 Black" received more than 100,000 queries on Saturday, August 22. By Sunday, August 23, those hoping to get their own pairs of Yeezy Boost 350 black shoes had a couple of options.
First up, eBay listings like this "Adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350 Black Size 8-13 GUARANTEED WITH RECEIPT" claim to have Yeezy Boost 350 Black shoes listed for $1,000 as of this writing. They reportedly aren't the ones "inspired" by Yeezy Boost 350 designs, as can be found on other sites via Google Shopping, such as Etsy and the like.
Secondly, the ycmc Instagram account explains how to try your hand at getting the shoes for free in a very popular Instagram post that describes the rules and apologizes for all their website traffic.
"First, we cannot apologize enough to our loyal customers and the real people who tried to buy the Yeezy Boost 350. Second, we are now moving to a raffle system. The raffle closes at 2 pm EST on Monday, August 24. The winners will be chosen at random and will be contacted via direct message by 5 pm on Monday, August 24.
How to enter:
1. Follow @YCMC on Instagram.
2. Regram this image including#YCMCYZY and your shoe size in the caption by 2 pm EST on Monday, August 24.
The winners of this raffle will have opportunity to buy one pair of the adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350 in their specified selected size only. The winners will be chosen at random and will be contacted via direct message on Monday, August 24 by 5 pm EST. Sizes 8-12 (including half-sizes) and 13 are available. Open to US residents only. Private pages are not eligible. Only 1 entry per customer, duplicate entries will be disqualified.Again, we apologize to those of you who could not access our site and those of you who could not shop on our site today. Good luck in the raffle."
With more than 100,000-plus searches coming into Google about the shoes, and also related searches such as "Yeezy 350, Adidas Yeezy, Yeezy, and Yeezy Boost," instructions on how to still get the Yeezy Boost 350 Black shoes, as reported by Footwear News, are proving popular.
Therefore, those who thought they were out of luck in getting the second edition of the highly sought-after Adidas Yeezy 350 Black shoes just might stand a chance at winning a pair. Previously the Yeezy Boost shoes were listed as high as $20,000 on eBay. Others are seeking the KD8 shoes instead of Yeezy Boost shoes.
[Image via Instagram]