After years of samples and speculation, it appears the YEEZY Basketball Shoe is officially here.
Debuted by none other than Kanye West himself, the man of many projects recently joined Instagram and just uploaded a pic of him wearing the new hardwood model.
Upon closer look, the shoe sees the same styling as the second model thought to be that of the YEEZY Basketball line. A weave upper is perhaps most compelling or apparent at first look with 3M hits on the heel and tongue also adding to the intrigue. Capping off all the wildness is a semi-translucent sole which extends onto the upper for a nice visual overlay.
In moments since the debut, West has revealed looks at the shoe sans flash.
This new photo offers a more intricate look at the toe down of the shoe and more specifically the knit pattern.
SPRING 2019 pic.twitter.com/iCdxc9z8dQ
— YEEZY MAFIA (@theyeezymafia) December 5, 2018
This could mean a post-holiday launch in January or more realistically a release at 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte. It has been reported that the Yeezy Basketball shoe will be banned from the NBA due to its heavy use of 3M reflective material.
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