Kanye West and adidas drop the fourth colorway of the YZY QNTM this week, a silhouette that first debuted during NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago last year, where it was handed to fans from Kanye’s Blade Runner-esque armored tanks. After weeks of teasers, the YZY QNTM “Teal Blue” finally brings its icy touch to the line this Saturday, October 10.
A digi-camo print covers much of the sneaker’s Primeknit upper, with the centerpiece aqua blue accents providing contrast — a departure from the QNTM line’s usual greyscale. Reflective detailing at the heel and a suede overlay at the toe complete the sneaker. On to the technical stuff — the YZY QNTM “Teal Blue” benefits from a full-length Boost midsole, while a bungee cord lacing system keeps everything securely in place.
This new QNTM has also been dubbed the “Ophanim”, a biblical reference to a spherical being mentioned in The Old Testament. The “Teal Blue” or “Ophanim” arrives in sizes for the entire family and it can be shopped ahead of release at StockX.
The “QNTM” was Kanye’s first venture into the world of basketball sneakers, and with the sport’s growing popularity and the NBA Finals both continuing at pace, this is a sneaker that might prove more and more popular over the coming weeks and months. Current StockX market data shows that the YZY QNTM “Teal Blue” is attracting an average resale price of $265, having reached a 52-week high of $339.
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