Some Yeezy Colourway Names Explained

Some Yeezy Colourway Names Explained
Kanye West's names for his Yeezy colourways seem to get more and more obscure as the Months pass by. Pirate Black and similar names have been replaced by the likes of 'Tephra', 'Vanta' and 'Beluga.' It may seem like Ye is choosing these names at random, but knowing Kanye, that's never the case. Highsnobiety recently broke down some of the more obscure names, as well as how to pronounce them. Check some out below and see if you can make any connections between the definitions and the Yeezy in question! 



adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 'Synth' [sin-th] (Releasing 20 July)
 

1. noun. Short for synthesizer, an electronic musical instrument (typically operated by a keyboard) that produces a wide variety of sounds by generating and combining signals of different frequencies.



adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 'Hyperspace' [hi-per-spay-s]
 

1. noun. A space of more than three dimensions. In science fiction, it is a space-time continuum in which it is possible to travel faster than light.
 


adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 'Beluga' [beh-loo-gah]

 
1. noun. A small white-toothed whale, living in herds mainly in Arctic coastal waters.
 
1. adjective. A color named after the color of the whale.


 


adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 'Tephra' [teff-ra]


1. noun. A rock fragment or particle ejected by a volcanic eruption.


adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 'Geode' [jee-ode]
 

1. noun. A small cavity in rock lined with crystals or other mineral matter.
 



adidas Yeezy Boost 700 'Mauve' [mow-v]


1. noun. A pale purple color. It was also the pale purple aniline dye prepared by William H. Perkin in 1856, making it the first synthetic dyestuff.


 


adidas Yeezy Boost 700 'Inertia' [in-er-sha]

1. noun. A tendency to do nothing or remain unchanged.
 
2. noun. A property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line.


 

adidas Yeezy Boost 700 'Analog' [an-ah-log]

1. adjective. Relating to or using signals or information represented by a continuously variable physical quantity such as spatial position, voltage, etc.
 
1. noun. A person or thing seen as comparable to another.

 

 
adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 'Vanta' [vanh-tah]

1. noun. Most likely a reference to Vantablack, a material developed by Surrey NanoSystems in the UK and one of the darkest substances known. It absorbs up to 99.96 percent of visible light.

 
 

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 'Turtle Dove' [turr-tell-duh-v]
 
1. noun. A small Old World dove with a soft purring call, noted for the apparent affection shown for its mate.

 


adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 'Lundmark' [lund-marck]
 
1. noun. An eroded crater on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the southwest of the Mare Ingenii, one of the rare mare areas on the far side.




adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 'Antlia' [ant-lee-ah]

1. noun. A constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere. It means “pump” in Latin. The constellation is so named because it was said to resemble an air pump.


 

Yeezy Desert Boot - 'Wakame' [wah-kah-may]
 
1. noun. An edible brown seaweed used, typically in dried form, in Chinese and Japanese cooking.


 

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