If you’re like me, you try to get your hands on any colorway of any silhouette of the collaboration between Kanye West and Adidas. But do Yeezys run small? Do Yeezys run big? Are Yeezys true to size?
To answer these questions, I’m going to talk about:
- Yeezy Boost 350 V1, 350 V2, 350 V2 Non Reflective, 350 Mono Ice, 350 Mono Mist.
- Yeezy Boost 380.
- Yeezy Boost 700, 700 V2, 700 V3 Azael, 700 V3 Arzareth.
- Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN.
- Yeezy Boost 750.
- Adidas Yeezy Boost 500, 500 High.
- Yeezy Calabasas Powerphase.
- Adidas Yeezy 450 Cloud.
- Yeezy Boost QNTM.
- Yeezy Boost QNTM Barium.
- Yeezy Slides.
So, this is for all men and women out there who are so confused with Yeezy sizing and don’t know what size to order.
I completely relate and I understand your pain. So, I hope that this guide helps you in some type of way.
Honestly, it is really difficult to understand what sizing to get especially if you’re new into picking up Yeezys because Adidas doesn’t give you much guidance and it is a little bit tricky.
You may also already have a wide range of sizes depending on the silhouette you get and so I’m going to tell you how to make your Yeezys fit smaller or bigger if you get the wrong size.
I also want to throw in a little disclaimer that all of these size recommendations are going to be what works best for me so that may not necessarily work best for you and that’s okay.
But there are going to be like those one-off things where people are going to get a different size when the majority of people get something else.
Before I get into the different models, I’m just going to clarify two things…
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Men’s size vs Women’s size
For female fans of the Yeezys, everything is in men’s sizes.
For example, if you take your women’s size 8 and then you minus 1, that gives you 7, which is your men’s size. So, your true to size in women sizes is always going to be men’s plus 1.
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Figure out your Adidas true to size
The first thing you need to do is figure out your Adidas true to size.
To those who aren’t familiar with sneakerhead terms, true to size basically means sticking to what is your actual sneaker size.
So, if you are a size 6 and they say it’s true to size, go size 6. If I say half a size up, that means 0.5 up, which basically means if you’re a size 6, you go size 6.5. If I say a full size up, that’s an entire number. If you are a size 6, you go to size 7.
I’m aware that all silhouettes fit a little bit differently, but you’ll find that when you look at all your Adidas sneakers, there will be one size that you always go for and that will be your true to size.
If you only know your women’s sizing and you don’t know your men’s size, you can check this Yeezy size chart over and figure it out because all Yeezy sneakers come in men’s sizing and that’s super important to know.
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Now that you figured out your true size, we can get into the Yeezys and the first one I have is the one and only Yeezy Boost 350…
Do Yeezys Run Small, Big, True To Size?
Do Yeezy 350 V1 Run Small or True To Size?
- Related: Yeezy Boost 350 Size Chart
Click To Tweet: Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V1: If you have narrow or normal feet, go true to size. If you have wide feet, go half a size up.
Jeff: You would know this is the first version if you just take a look at the shoe and you see that there’s actually suede paneling over the medial side with the Adidas logo.
Also, if you take a look at the outsole, it has a different pattern compared to your 350 V2s below.
Adidas recommends to go a half size up than your usual size. And typically, I would say that that is probably the best option because that is what they’re recommending and it feels a lot better.
If you have narrow or normal feet, go true to size. If you have wide feet, go half a size up.
For me, I have a lot of 350s and the majority of them are a half size up. But I did get one true to size.
The 350 comes with the Infinity laces that aren’t actually tying the shoe. I like the fit a lot, but you can tell that it is a lot tighter.
The first time I wore them, they were pretty tight and it did kind of hurt my foot like a little bit afterwards, but honestly, ever since then, they kind of broke in a little bit and they fit so much better.
But I would say that my toes do come up to the top so it’s definitely more of a snug fit. So, I would recommend to go the half size up because you’re going to have more room and your toes are not going to be touching the top.
If you really like a tighter fit, then you might want to go true to size, but generally, I would recommend the half size up.
Next up, we have the Yeezy 350 Boost v2, the successor or the next generation of the v1…
Do Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Run Small?
Click To Tweet: Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2: If you have super narrow feet, go true to size. If you have normal feet, go half a size up. If you have really wide feet, go a full size up.
Taylor: The 350 V2 is definitely a super popular silhouette.
In terms of sizing, I feel like the V2s definitely run small and I would actually suggest that you automatically go a half size up. However, the 350 v2 fit pretty much true to size if you have narrow feet.
Again, when it comes to the Yeezy 350 Boost V2, go half a size up mainly because although it fits nice around the ankles, the toe box is aggressive.
I mean it’s quite narrow in the front and quite shallow over your forefoot. So, I feel like sizing up really gives you enough room.
But if you have really wide feet, you might even want to consider going a full size up and you won’t experience any slipping of the heel.
Also, if you have super wide feet, Don’t forget that as the day goes on, your feet swell and the shoe just feels a little bit tight around the toe box area if you only go half a size up.
Also, if you’re growing, you’re going to grow out of them super-fast so consider sizing up.
And if you’ve really got a pair of the 350 V2 and you got the wrong size and they’re too small, the only thing I can recommend is taking out the insole and that will give it a little bit more room when you wear it.
The best suggestion that I could possibly make for a pair of the 350 v2 is to go to the store and try a pair on. Or, maybe try one of your friends’ pairs on just to make sure you’re grabbing the right size for you because fit is just a personal thing.
But I guess if you don’t have that option, it doesn’t hurt to go one full size up and you can go half a size up as well depending on how snug you love your shoes to be.
DO Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Non Reflective Run Small?
Click To Tweet: Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Non Reflective: If you have super narrow feet, go true to size. If you have normal feet, go half a size up. If you have really wide feet, go a full size up.
Taylor: The 350 v2 Non Reflective fits just like every other 350 v2. For a lot of people that means that they should go up half a size.
Adidas themselves on their website recommend to go up half a size. So, if you’re not planning to take out the insole, that’s definitely what I recommend doing.
But, again, if you have the chance to try on the shoe first before you buy it, do that to make sure you’re grabbing the right size for you.
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Yeezy Boost 350 vs Monos Sizing & Fit
Seth: In this section, I’m going to give you a general opinion on how the Monos actually fit.
The main question to answer first, which is probably the most important question, is do the Yeezy 350 Monos fit any differently to the Yeezy 350v2?
Well, the short answer is yes, they do.
The sizing of the Yeezy 350v2 Mono Ice, and I’m assuming every sneaker in the Mono collection, is actually somewhat different from any previous 350v2.
I’ve got some good news. In terms of sizing, I would say the 350v2 Mono pack runs ever so slightly bigger than the 350v2.
This means the 350v2 Mono Ice is now true to size, which is amazing because people have been waiting for a true-to-size 350 for years.
I’ve got to say the way that it fits and from what I’ve heard from everyone else online, the Mono Ice definitely fits true to size and that’s what I’d recommend grabbing.
The main reason for that is the material that’s used on the upper of these Yeezy 350 Monos is just different.
It’s not a knitted material therefore the fit is going to be different. So, that’s the main thing to be aware of to start with.
The second thing to think about is how you actually wear your Yeezys. Do you actually tie the laces or do you keep quite a relaxed open lace look? This will change the way your shoe actually fits.
So, for example, if I wear the Yeezy 350 Mono with the laces quite loose, then it’s too loose and I actually feel like it’s too big for my feet.
If I tie the shoe up, it’s pretty much true to size. There is a little bit of extra room around the back, but it fits much better than when the laces are untied.
Also, if we compare the interior length of the inner sole of the Yeezy 350 Mono and the normal Yeezy 350v2, the Mono Ice is definitely longer and slightly wider than a normal Yeezy 350.
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350 V2 Mono Ice vs Mono Mist Sizing & Fit
And if we do a final comparison of the Mono Mist and the Mono Ice, the Mist is actually less wide than the Mono Ice.
It’s been a long time coming and they’re finally correcting the sizing on the 350 and I hope they do that with all the Yeezys forward.
I personally went my true to size and they fit perfect. I’m glad I did not go up half a size like I usually do.
So, the Yeezy 350v2 Mono Ice is a different type of sizing and I would recommend you go true to size.
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2016 350 V2 vs 2021 350 V2 Sizing & Fit
The biggest change on the interior of the 350v2 over time is the sizing. The original 350 v2 Beluga was a shoe that you would definitely need to get a half size up.
There was just something about the last that they used or maybe the pattern that they used to form this sneaker that made this shoe fit a little bit tight.
Thankfully, over the last five years, they have seemed to sort of solve that problem. While the shoe doesn’t fit perfectly true to size, the newer 2021 version of the Yeezy 350v2 definitely feels better on foot than the originals did.
While I did go a half size up in the newer version, it definitely feels like a shoe that I could wear true to size if I needed to. On the contrary, the Belugas definitely feel a little bit tight.
I think if you value fit, comfort, and proper sizing over anything else, get one of the newer pairs.
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Do Yeezy 380 Run Small?
Click To Tweet: Adidas Yeezy Boost 380: If you have narrow or normal feet, go true to size. If you have wider feet, go half a size up.
- Related: Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 Size Chart
Alex: The 380s are a little confusing because I know a lot of people go a half size up, but I always get my true to size and I really like that fit a lot.
So, as far as sizing and fit goes, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 fits pretty much exactly like every pair of 380s. If you have narrow feet, go true to size.
My toe actually does come up all the way to the front of the shoe, but that doesn’t bother me. But if that bothers you, I would also go half a size up especially if you have more of a lengthy foot.
But if you have a wider foot than probably the average, true to size is a little bit snug because of this knit upper. So, going half a size up is exactly what I would recommend.
I’m a true to size 9 and I picked up the Mist colorway of the 380 in a 9.5. When I first tried it on, it fit a little bit big. No matter if I was barefoot or wearing the ankle no-show socks, the 9.5 just did have a little bit more wiggle room than I would have liked in a shoe.
I could put on a thicker sock than my thin no-show socks and this would fit just fine.
Then I thought, perhaps I should go true to size, which is size 9, and let’s see how that would fit me. After selling them, I picked up the 380 Aliens in my true to size 9. Well, it’s too tight. I do find that right around the toe box area, it is a little bit too snug for my preferred fit of feet.
I can remove the insole and it just fits perfectly.
The 380 makes me wonder:
- The sizing is just a little weird.
- Maybe I’m more of a 9.25 foot sizing.
- Maybe I just have a weird foot.
Honestly, after wearing a true to size and after going up half a size in the 380, I have to say I would rather go up half the size and wear just a slightly thicker sock than go true to size and remove the insole.
So, while both of these sizes (true to size 9 and half a size up 9.5) do require just a little bit of editing to make them fit perfectly on my feet, I feel very comfortable in saying you could go up half a size when ordering the 380 but expect the possibility of a little bit more room.
Or, you could go true to size and expect to possibly maybe have to remove the insole so that you can have the fit that your feet desire.
I know a lot of people that do go a half size up, but I also know a lot of people who go true to size. But generally, for the 380s, I would say it’s kind of like your personal preference.
For me, I prefer this shoe to be a little bit tighter because the rest of it kind of feels a little bit loose.
That being said, if you get stuck with a pair that is a little bit too snug, you could always pull out the insole, which gives you a little bit of extra wiggle room in the shoe.
Yeezy Boost 350 vs 380 Sizing & Fit
Comfort-wise, the 380 is a huge upgrade over the 350s and the main reason for that is actually the wider toe box area.
The 350s come to a point at the end and it kind of mashes all your toes together, but on the 380s, they decided to widen the toe box a bit so it feels so much better when you’re wearing the shoe for a long period of time.
So, if I had to wear a pair of Yeezys all day, I think the Yeezy 380 would be the pair that I would reach for over the 350.
Next up, we have the Adidas Yeezy 700…
Do Yeezys Boost 700 Run Big?
- Related: Adidas Yeezy 700s Sizing Charts
Dave: When it comes to the 700 OG, we are talking about, of course, the Wave Runners.
I go true to size in the Yeezy 700v1 Wave Runners and they fit just perfectly. So, no need to go any high or low when it comes to sizing.
Why true to size? Because the tongue is still detached as opposed to the 700 v2. The Wave Runner actually fits very well, at least for me.
Also, the 700s stretch a little bit over time and they might fit like they’re a little bit too roomy if you fully break them in.
At first, the toe box was quite shallow and short and so my toes were hitting the front of the shoes. I thought I got the wrong size, but now that I’ve worn them in and they’ve stretched a little bit, they feel a little great.
If you feel that it’s a little bit snug, then that’s the only time you might want to consider going half a size up.
So, I think the best option for the 700s would be true to size.
But are the Yeezy 700 V2 true to size as well?
Do Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Run Big?
As far as sizing and fit is concerned, they seem to fit a little bit snug.
I would recommend that you go a half size up in the Yeezy Boost 700 V2. The tongue part is a little bit narrower and tighter compared to the 700 v1.
However, if you don’t mind the snug fit, if you prefer a more snug fit, or if you don’t want your shoes to look a bit bulkier if go a half size up, then go true to size.
The Yeezy Boost 700 V3 is a bit different…
Do Yeezy Boost 700 V3 Azael Run Small?
Click To Tweet: Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V3 Azael is quite tight around the tongue and ankle. Go half a size up or a full size up if you have wide feet.
The 700 v3 is a little bit different than the 700 V1 and the V2 and the sizing is a little bit weird.
The 700 V3 is definitely narrower along the midfoot.
When you’re trying to put the shoe on, it’s quite tight around the tongue and ankle support, and it’s quite difficult to get your foot in the shoe.
I got this shoe in my 700 true to size and I got to say my toes are absolutely getting crushed at the front of the shoe.
I would definitely go up half a size or a full size up especially if you have wide feet.
If you like a relaxed and an even more comfortable fit, then go for a full size bigger if you can.
Comfort-wise, I would say the Yeezy 700v3 Azael are not as comfortable as any of the other 700s and certainly not the 350s and 380s.
Again, if you have narrow feet, you might be able to get away with going true to size, but it will be very snug. If you have anything other than narrow feet, go up at least half a size.
What about the 700 V3 Arzareth?
Do Yeezy Boost 700 V3 Arzareth Run Small?
Click To Tweet: Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V3 Arzareth is really tight. Go half a size up. And if you have wide feet, go half a size up if you want a snug fit and go up a full size if you want a relaxed fit.
You definitely don’t want to buy the 700 v3 Arzareth true to size. It’s just not going to really fit you. I mean if you love a snug fit, then sure go true to size, but it’s going to be really snug.
What I would suggest personally, is going up a half size if you have really narrow feet and going up a full size if you have wider feet, which will give you just enough room to where you feel very comfortable.
Do Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN Run Small?
Click To Tweet: Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN runs snug because it’s a slip-on style. If you have narrow feet, go true to size. If you have wide feet, go up half a size.
As for sizing and fit, the 700 MNVN do fit a little bit tighter and more snug than most of the pairs of 700s. The reason for that is because you can’t tie the laces.
Since the MNVN is essentially just a slip-on, you kind of hope that it’s a little bit tighter so that your foot doesn’t slide out because you can’t adjust the fit.
It’s not uncomfortably tight and it’s not something that I dislike the feel of, it’s just tighter than you’re probably used to on pairs of 700s.
If you have narrow feet, you can go true to size and they’ll fit you fine, but if you have wider feet, it probably wouldn’t hurt to go up half a size.
Do Yeezy 500 Run Small or True To Size?
Thomas: In terms of sizing and fit, I go true to size for these and they fit just perfectly. So, no need to go any higher or lower when you go for sizing in the Yeezy 500.
I grabbed a half size up because I wanted to try it to see if it felt any better, but I really just prefer going true to size. And for most people, that’s what I would recommend.
Maybe if you have very wide feet, you could go half a size up. It really just depends on your personal preference.
The 500 model is like a wider base than the 380s or the 350s. For me, if the Yeezy is a wider base, I typically go with my true to size just because I don’t want the shoe to be extra bulky and it’d be really loose.
If you end up ordering the wrong size for a shoe, if it’s too big, I would try adding an extra insole. That way, it kind of helps fill the extra room. Also, if it’s too tight, I would try taking out the insole.
- Related: Adidas Yeezy 500 sizing chart
Yeezy 500 High Sizing & Fit
When it comes to fit, the Yeezy 500 High fits like every other Yeezy 500, and for me, that’s true to size.
Yeezy Calabasas Powerphase Sizing & Fit
Kyle: For the Calabasas, very straightforward go true to size if you have narrow and normal feet and go half a size up if you have super wide feet.
DO Yeezy 450 Cloud Run Small?
Click To Tweet: Adidas Yeezy 450 Cloud runs very tight. Go half a size up and if you have wide feet, go a full size up.
Nick: Even though it seems like Adidas and Kanye have fixed the sizing of their Yeezy 350v2s and made them a much more true-to-size shoe, the 450, unfortunately, kind of regresses on that.
The 450 is a very very tight shoe and I would definitely recommend going up at least half a size. I bought these true to size and I wish I had gone up half a size. It’s not uncomfortable but it’s very tight.
If you have wider feet, it might not even hurt to go up a full size because the 450 doesn’t feel incredibly wide either.
The 450 is the epitome of a sock-like fit. It really feels like you’re wearing a second pair of socks. Also, these foam fingers really do a great job of holding your foot in place.
Again, what I would suggest is going up at least a half size if you’re nervous, or maybe go a full size if you have wide feet.
But it’s definitely not an uncomfortable shoe.
Yeezy Boost 750 High Sizing & Fit
Jeremy: This 750 silhouette released in 2015. I feel like they fit pretty good and if you want to, you can go true to size or half a size up because they have a little bit of room in the toe box if don’t like your shoes to be super snug.
If you go true to size or half a size up and you find them a bit roomy, you can wear an extra sock and you’ll be fine.
Do Yeezy QNTM Run Small?
Click To Tweet: Adidas Yeezy QNTM run true to size. If you have really narrow feet, you may want to half size down.
Dave: At first, I was really confused at what size to get because I heard a lot of different reviews saying it was too small or too big.
I ended up going with my true to size and the true to size was perfect because this is a bulkier shoe. So, anytime it’s bulky, I always just go with true to size just to be on the safe side.
The toe box has more room than the 380 or the 700 v3s, but I don’t think I would size down any further because it is a little bit tighter once you put your foot in.
Just getting your foot into the QNTM is a little bit tight. But once it’s on, it feels really nice and there is enough room for it to be pretty comfortable.
If your foot is really small and narrow, you might need a half size down just depending on how you like the fit of your shoe. Because this is a little bulky for some people and if you don’t have a wider foot, then it might be a little bit too big.
The QNTMs are actually quite comfortable, and again, I would go with true to size.
Yeezy QNTM Barium Sizing & Fit
As for sizing and fit, the Yeezy QNTM Barium does seem to fit pretty much exactly the same as the previous Yeezy QNTM except now, they offer half sizes.
I went true to size and I’m pretty happy with it so that’s what I would suggest you doing as well. It really makes it a lot easier when you actually grab a half size if you are a half size.
Do Yeezy Slides Run Small or Big?
Click To Tweet: Adidas Yeezy Slides only come in whole sizes. If you are between sizes, go half a size up. If you are a full size, get the next size up.
Here’s the 2022 review of the Yeezy Slides.
Adrienne: Honestly, this is probably the most confusing sizing of all of the Yeezys because these only come in whole sizes, which means it’s a bit of a gamble.
So, if you’re in between, it just messes up things completely. Luckily for me though, my true to size is a half size so I did go a half size up on this and the half size up was perfect.
These are meant to fit very snug fitting. So, for the cases where for example if you’re a men’s 7 and you need to get the 7.5, I would just size up to the men’s 8 because honestly, they are pretty snug.
Being that they do run pretty small, I feel like you’ll be fine with that full size up because I could probably go another size up if I really wanted to and still be fine.
So, what I would recommend is if you can, then go the half size up if you are between sizes, but if you are a full size, then I would go the full size up because I don’t think I would go true to size on this.
There you have it. That’s my sizing guide for the different Yeezys that I have. I would suggest, though, to try them on if you have the chance before you make the decision to buy them online.
These suggestions are based on my experience as well as from what I’ve seen and what I’ve researched. I’ve owned at least one of every pair that I mentioned and those are the sizings that I usually go with.
Obviously, I just want to call out that everyone’s feet are slightly different so sizing will vary between different sizes and people.
One last thing, if someone you know ever asks you “do Yeezys run small?” or “do Yeezys run big?” or “are Yeezys true to size?”, please refer them to this article.
Happy “Yeezing” everybody 🙂