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What sets the two apart is how the BSKTBL is performance-driven. On this model, you’ll find an extra TPU layer on the upper that covers the shoe’s Primeknit base, while more padding has also been added to the ankle collar. Elsewhere, the pair features a slightly slimmer ankle portion that’s snug and tighter, supporting your foot as you play basketball.
The YZY QNTM is much of the same, but it features less support and strategic padding, as well as a less-structured tongue. Despite the minor differences, the silhouettes do share one similarity: the colorway.
Served in a very 700 V3 “Arzareth“-like “Frozen Blue” color palette, the sneakers above sport an upper that combines monofilament mesh with Primeknit for a flexible yet snug fit. This is combined with suede on the toe box and the same neoprene tongue-collar construction on the 700 V3. Full-length BOOST cushioning supports the shoe, while a creamy-hued outsole has been added in contrast to the white, gray, and black-toned midsole.
Kanye West’s adidas YEEZY BSKTBL will release on December 22 at 7 a.m. GMT (2 a.m. EST) in the U.K. for £219.95 GBP (approx. $297 USD). The QNTM will then release on December 23 in adults, kids, and infants sizing in the U.K. for £220 GBP, £140 GBP, and £120 GBP respectively (approx. $297/$189/$162 USD). All information can be found on the dedicated adidas YEEZY site, while the shoes will be sold exclusively on the adidas app.
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