Kanye West and adidas launched the Yeezy 500 'Utility Black' in July 2018. The retro-inspired silhouette counterbalances its bulky form with a sleek . all-black design. What sets this colorway apart from the standard triple-black finish is a singular use of tone – it's a semi-faded black that coats the combination mesh and suede upper . as opposed to the pitch-black variety that's more common in the sneaker firmament.