It has been six years since Kanye West made Yeezy more known as he switched to the Three Stripes. At the same time, it has been six years since I actually bought a pair of Yeezys. I don’t even attempt to try to cop one because they are almost always sold out and fetch ridiculous resell prices.
It’s different now in 2021, as adidas expands the Yeezy line beyond the usual 350s and 700s with dumpling-inspired designs, chunky boots, and sneakers that literally look like a sock. With the abundance of Yeezys out there, some models like the adidas Yeezy 700 MNVN in Honey Flux are slept-on; in fact, you can still cop a pair for SRP as of this writing.
I wanted to own a Yeezy 700 for the longest time, and the MNVN Honey Flux was the perfect opportunity for me to cop Yeezys once again. They’re loud, look nice, comfortable, and most important of all–they are easy to get. Let’s get a closer look at the adidas Yeezy 700 MNVN Honey Flux and see if this sleeper is worthy to be part of your rotation.
Unlike the usual Yeezy 700, the MNVN goes for a one-piece upper that is made of polyester. You get a bold 700 print decked in 3M material running through the lateral side. There are black synthetic panels on the toebox and heel with 3M material, and the same material (sans 3M) is also used on the lace area. The Yeezy 700 MNVN has generous padding for the sockliner and has traces of it being premium with the use of soft leather for the tongue.
The Yeezy 700 MNVN is known for its loud solid color options, and the Honey Flux colorway has the sneaker in sunshine yellow. While it is not as loud as the Bright Cyan, Phosphor, I like how the Honey Flux shade makes a statement while not being an “in-your-face” type of shade.
With the Yeezy 700 MNVN, you get a no-tie bungee lacing system that saves you time from tying your sneakers. You simply slip them on your feet, and you are good to go. Like your usual Yeezy 700 (save for the V3, which is an entirely different model), the MNVN has that familiar thick midsole that houses generous Boost cushioning.
The Sizing and Fit
There are conflicting reports about the fit of the Yeezy 700 MNVN. While the adidas site did say that they run true to size, others say that they fit snug, that you need to go half a size up. I went for my usual size with adidas sneakers, and the fit is perfect.
The one-piece upper gives a comfortable snug fit, and the abundance of padding inside the sneaker keeps your foot comfortable without that constricting feeling. Pair that with that pillowy-soft Boost cushioning, and these hype dad sneakers are one of the most comfortable pairs you can rock right now.
If you plan to buy any Yeezy 700 MNVN sneaker in the future, it’s best to go for your size with legacy adidas sneakers (ie. the size you would get for a Superstar, Stan Smith, Campus, EQT, etc.).
Where to Buy Them?
Despite being a Yeezy 700, there are a number of places where you can still cop them. Commonwealth still has a healthy size run, and it is the same situation with Sole Academy. If you are after bae sizes, adidas still has a few pairs in stock. Overall, if you want a pair of Yeezys and is willing to shell out Php 13,000 for it, the Yeezy 700 MNVN Honey Flux is one of your best options right now if you aim to cop at SRP.
adidas Yeezy 700 MNVN Honey Flux Verdict
While it is one of those Yeezys that actually sat on shelves, the 700 MNVN Honey Flux is just as great as other Yeezy 700s in terms of style and comfort. If you have been itching to get a pair of Yeezys that are accessible (read: can be bought for SRP), this particular pair is your best bet right now especially if you are into the chunky dad shoe trend.
People may often bring up the debate on whether Yeezys are still worth the hype, and the current status of the Yeezy 700 MNVN Honey Flux is proof that Kanye is staying true to his promise: that at one point, everyone will get access to Yeezys.
Speaking of underrated sneakers, go check out our review on the Air Jordan 1 Low OG Starfish (aka Shattered Backboard but in low-cut form).