The Yeezy 500 is a high-top sneaker designed by Kanye West and released by Adidas. The shoe features a unique upper design with a combination of materials, including a suede, leather, and mesh. The shoe sits on top of a unique sole unit made of Adidas' responsive adiPRENE technology. The shoe was first released in 2017, and since then it has been released in various colorways. The Yeezy 500 is considered a more casual and comfortable version of the popular Yeezy 350 and 380, but still features the unique design and aesthetic. It's highly limited in stock and frequently sells out quickly. The Yeezy 500 is considered a status symbol among sneaker enthusiasts and fashion-conscious consumers.