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9 hours ago, CrazyforNUHOOPS said:

I like the idea of moving Yeezy into athletic apparel and shoes, but the Yeezy basketball shoes I've seen in their test stages have a ways to go. 

 

Agreed.  Love the marketability, but it will be difficult to execute.  I worry about the performance of the sneakers and cleats while achieving desired design aesthetics.  But it would be foolish to ever bet against Mr. West.

 

The Turtle Dove cleats aren't anything special, and I doubt the 750s are either.  Regarding basketball shoes, are you talking about the Wave Runner 700s?

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That's what he wore (with ankle braces) when he played with the UCLA basketball team recently.  That ships in November and I have a pair secured that I actually will be running -- and possibly hooping -- in so I'll give you my review then.  He's also been seen wearing a white colorway, and a grey colorway has surfaced, but that appears to have a totally different outsole.

 

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Back in the mid-to-late 90s, Adidas had a "Feet You Wear" campaign that was carried across the outsole design of several basketball and cross-training sneakers.  The outsole and midsole on these looks like it is taken from Kobe's KB8 III which he wore something like 17 years ago.  This is why I'm worried about performance.

 

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I know the Huskers rocked a bunch of the "Feet You Wear" kicks back in the day...maybe this program needs a little history lesson?  Let's lace-up some vintage Adidas vibes!  In fact, I've got the perfect addition to the equipment staff...

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What I'd like to see is exclusive Yeezy team apparel and some 350s/750s/slides for off court wear.  Team exclusive 350 and 750 colorways would be absolutely bonkers.  If Adidas gave us even half the Oregon Duck treatment, the results would pay huge dividends.

 

For those of you that don't know, this is the type of shit that Nike hands-out to Oregon student-athletes

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Kind of tacky.  But this is how much it goes for on the aftermarket:

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59 minutes ago, MitchMcGaryMunchies said:

 

Regarding basketball shoes, are you talking about the Wave Runner 700s?

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No, I'm talking about the Yeezy basketball shoes that adidas is currently in the design stages with.  I've had a chance to take a look and I like some aspects of them, but they also leave a lot to be desired.

 

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54 minutes ago, CrazyforNUHOOPS said:

No, I'm talking about the Yeezy basketball shoes that adidas is currently in the design stages with.  I've had a chance to take a look and I like some aspects of them, but they also leave a lot to be desired.

 

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Honestly, so long as it has a PK upper, full-length Boost midsole, and a multidirectional outsole pattern akin to the Crazy Explosive, I'll probably mess with it.

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21 hours ago, CrazyforNUHOOPS said:

First part no (surprised me), second part yes, third part kinda. 

 

I also would've expected the premium materials, but this is probably a good play by Adidas.  High-end basketball sneakers aren't exactly popping-off like they were 5 years ago.  There are plenty of high-performance signature shoes that can be had for ~$100-120 like Nike's PG1 or Kyrie 3.  If Adidas really wants to saturate the market with them, price point might matter.

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