Release Date: February 16
Price: $250

Kanye West's foray into basketball was a long time coming. A Yeezy hoops shoe had been teased since the summer of 2017, when West was spotted alongside 2 Chainz playing basketball with the UCLA men's team in a pair of Wave Runner-like high-tops. That version of the shoe never released, but after a few haphazard sketches and work-in-progress samples, the Quantum (QNTM) was finally born. The Boost-cushioned shoe was released in February and came in two versions: a lifestyle iteration with exposed Primeknit and a performance "BSKTBL" variation with TPU reinforcements. The latter didn't take off on the NBA courts the way one may have expected—perhaps due to the shoe's heavy use of reflective 3M, which was rumored to make it ineligible for on-court use—but it was a strong introduction nonetheless. Its NBA All-Star rollout was one of the weekend's biggest, with all-terrain Sherp vehicles taking to the streets of Chicago to deliver pairs to fans. —Riley Jones