Who should buy the Adidas Yeezy BSKTBL Knit

This fancy shoe from Adidas is going to make the following happy:

  • buyers with a lot of cash to spare
  • heavier players who value support above all else
  • outdoor hoopers who need durable sneakers
  • wearers who also wish to use their basketball shoes casually

Who should NOT buy this basketball shoe from Adidas

In terms of weight, this shoe puts even the notoriously heavy LeBrons to shame. Hence, the Yeezy BSKTBL Knit really isn't for light and nimble players. They are better off with the Adidas Dame 8 or the Pro Model 2G.

Those who want cheaper options can check our list of Adidas basketball shoes. Almost all the shoes there are cheaper than this Yeezy.

Enjoy strong and balance-improving traction

The wavy herringbone on the outsole of the Adidas Yeezy BSKTBL Knit uses both traction and suction to bite the floor so forcefully. It'd be practically difficult to lose balance, even if you try to do it on purpose.

The Yeezy BSKTBL Knit delivers no-frills containment

The upper, which is made of a thich knitted material, delivers support like no other. The really effective laces and the heel counter also contribute to a really secure foot lockdown.

You won't wobble in this Yeezy shoe

Balance is at the core of this shoe's design; it is replete with features that secure the stability of every step: a wide base, midsole shank, and a really grippy outsole.

This close-to-the-skin fit of the shoe is good for support, there's no question to that. However, it sometimes also make it difficult to put on the shoe.

Want to take the Adidas Yeezy BSKTBL outdoors? No problem!

From the outsole to the upper, everything about this Adidas shoe screams durability. Hence, outdoor games won't be an issue for this basketball sneaker. 

However, it seems that all the efforts to increase sturdiness lead to some clunkiness and weight gain for the shoe.

Facts / Specs

Top: High
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Adidas Yeezy
Features: Ankle support / Outdoor

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.