Optimize your chances for Yeezus-approved glory with this helpful guide.

Can you feel the hype tonight? It's brewing, and all because Kanye's latest sneaker gem will be unleashed onto the masses this Saturday. These latest Yeezy 750s feature a gray suede upper and a gum sole, rendering them a perfect fit for Kanye's ongoing obsession with earthy tones mashed up with unique silhouettes. But, perhaps in a nod to the "old Kanye" and his Nike Air Yeezys, these new kicks feature a glow-in-the-dark sole. Mr. West, your "38-year-old 8-year-old" is showing...

Looking at pictures of the shoes is easy and free. Actually getting them will be costly, both in terms of actual dollars (even at retail the 750s go for $350, while on the aftermarket they fetch well over $1,000) and time spent worrying about copping a pair. The frustration fans feel after unsuccessfully buying these coveted kicks is so real, in fact, that Twitter usually becomes one big support group in the wake of the release. So, in the interest of helping out the fans who've whiffed time and time again, we've put together these helpful tips for buying Yeezys:

Know the stores that are carrying the Yeezy 750s and how they're selling them.
Pretty much every store that is carrying the sneakers is holding a raffle. And to make things more complicated, a lot of these raffles are being held exclusively in-store, meaning if you're not located in that particular city, you're out of luck. Here's a quick list of the raffles we know about.

Social Status (Online Raffle)

End Clothing (Online Raffle)

Concepts (Online Raffle)

Wellgosh (Online Raffle)

Xhibition Cleveland (In-Store Raffle)

Ubiq Philadelphia (In-Store Raffle)

These are the only two stores we know of that are doing a straight-up online drop.

Adidas.com/Kanye (11AM-12PM EST)

Kithnyc.com (undisclosed time)

And if you're putting your click skills to the test and trying to buy the shoes online, here's a few tips for making sure you can check out quickly:

Check Your Internet Connection
Call your Internet provider and make sure you’ve got the highest of high-speed connections. When thousands of ravenous customers all crash a website, even the smallest fraction of a megabyte can make the difference.

Use the Buddy System
If you really want these shoes, increase your odds by telling some friends and family to try their best to get them at the same time you are. But don’t inundate them with tons of information, because chances are they don’t care. Simply send them a link, a specific time, the size you would like, and your credit card information.

Type Your Credit Card Info into a Word Doc
You don’t want to be the idiot who gets the sneakers in his cart, only to realize you can’t find your wallet. Write all of the info in a Word document, then simply copy and paste.

Resist the Urge to Refresh
Once Adidas’s and Kith's links go live, understand that the sites will be slow. There are way more people on the site than at any other time, all vying for a handful of sneakers. But the way these systems work is in order, so all refreshing will do is kick you to the back of the line. Be patient, hold your place, and make attempts to add your size to your cart about once every minute. Seizure-y clicking won't help.

Or, Don’t Do Any of This
Sleep in, wait ’til these kicks hit the aftermarket, and pick them up for $1,000+ tomorrow afternoon. The choice is yours.

Update: Today, Haven in Toronto announced its raffle. Good luck, Canadians!


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