A Closer Look at Kanye West’s Elusive adidas YEEZY Basketball

After years of samples and speculation, the adidas YEEZY Basketball Shoe still remains unreleased.

Debuted back in 2018 by none other than Kanye West himself, the man of many projects posted a pic of himself in said shoe when he joined Instagram for a brief moment.

While a few Yeezy Basketball samples have surfaced, the shoe in the photo 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.

Around the same time of the debut, West revealed a look 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.

While it was first said that YEEZY Basketball was to debut in the NBA this season, it appears an official release date at retail will come in Spring of 2019 according to Yeezy Mafia.

However, we’re still waiting on that.

This could’ve meant a post-holiday launch in January or even a release at 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte. As we all known, neither happened.

It has been reported that the Yeezy Basketball shoe will be banned from the NBA due to its heavy use of 3M reflective material.

While we continue to wait on drop details, peep a video view of the shoe below.

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