adidas Y-3 Qasa B-Ball
words // Zac Dubasik
The Qasa Racer became one of the surprise hits of 2013, and one of the most popular sneakers ever to come out of adiddas' and Yohji Yamamoto's Y-3 line. We saw both High and Low editions of the shoe in Fall/Winter 2013, and now we have yet another variation.
The Qasa B-Ball utilizes the same tooling as the originals, but takes the silhouette to a new height - even higher than the High - and features a more traditional lacing system. While a TPU support cage adds structure to the upper, we can't recommend these to actually play basketball in. We can tell you to keep your eye on this model though, as it appears poised to become increasingly influential for adidas.
If you are interested in picking up a pair, they are available now at Kith, and retail for $435.