Kanye West Might Have A New Yeezy Basketball Sneaker Dropping Soon

by MR Magazine Staff

Back in July, Kanye West was spotted with 2Chainz at a UCLA men’s basketball team practice. According to reports, the run-in was an accident. But it was widely covered for the same reason everything Kanye does—getting into cars, carrying his laptop, leaving restaurants—gets covered: because West was wearing a new sneaker that’s been rumored to be in development for years—a Kanye West-designed basketball sneaker. Back in 2016, Slam reported that the kicks would debut in 2017. And though they haven’t hit shelves yet, the shoes have been seen again: yesterday West himself was spotted in Los Angeles wearing a revamped version of the pair he rocked at UCLA. The Yeezy basketball sneaker looks sort of like a high-top version of the Yeezy Boost 700 that West has been wearing heavily in recent months, and that’s factored into his increasingly dad-like outfits. Like the 700s, the high-tops have a paneled upper, reflective 3M detailing, and neon green laces, which give them a sort of half-future, half-retro look. Performance-wise, these new Yeezys are serious high-tops, which is good news for all of you weekend ballers who aren’t trying to tweak an ankle on your next fadeaway jumper. Think of it as Kanye’s gift to pickup-playing dads everywhere. Read more at GQ.