Teased for months, Kanye West’s and adidas’ long-awaited basketball sneaker finally arrives in the form of the YEEZY QNTM “Barium” this week. The elusive high top, which drops on Friday, June 26 via limited release, also gets the lifestyle edition treatment, and they’re both available to cop at StockX now.
You may remember the pre-lockdown tank parade conducted by YEEZY during All-Star Weekend in Kanye’s native Chicago, in which the QNTM lifestyle edition was debuted and thrown to eager fans. Now shoppable, the shoe makes use of adidas’ Primeknit structure in an olive tone, dressing it in suede overlays. Topped off with 3M reflective detailing, both QNTM pairs also feature the brand’s signature Boost cushioning, encasing it in a rubber sole.
The basketball version, the first YEEZY sneaker of its kind, offers a slightly darker colorway, but packs all of the same features mentioned above. StockX market data shows that this piece is currently selling for an average price of around $500, while the basketball court-ready release is being snapped up for a lower average of around $380.
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