The Meaning Behind the New Yeezy Colorway Names

Kanye has been dropping a load of Yeezy colorways recently and the names become more and more unique and obscure. Previously pairs would be named something simple such as “Pirate Blacks”, “Turtle Dove”, and “Moonrocks”. Nowadays, it feels like every new colorway name is genereated it through a random word generator online.
We have picked out some of the recent Yeezy colorways and deciphered out they mean.


Antila is 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.


Tephra is a rock fragment or particle ejected by a volcanic eruption.


Synth is short for synthesizer, an electronic musical instrument.


Lundmark is an eroded crater on the far side of the Moon.


Hyperspace was an alternate dimension that could only be reached by traveling at or faster than the speed of light Hyperspace is a space of more than three dimensions.


Beluga is a small white-toothed whale. Belugas live in the Arctic coastal waters. The sneaker is named after the color of the whale.

Turtle Dove

Turtle Dove is a bird covering most of Europe and the Middle East. The colorway comes from the white and black patch of fur on its neck.


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