There's no doubt that a game of pickup is a fun way to spend your time (and get some exercise in the process). But when that brown, pebbled leather rock becomes a luxury buy, it might earn itself a spot on the shelf as a decorative display rather than in your gym bag as a well-worn piece of gear. But hey—if you can dig it, why not?
That's exactly what we thought when Prada launched its latest accessory du jour, a $660 (£484) basketball—with a luxe branded carrying strap to boot.
If you've been keeping an eye on the latest hype pieces to drop, it's likely you've noticed that Prada's on a roll. The Italian fashion house recently launched its latest collaboration with Adidas, featuring a collection of Forum sneakers with the athletic brand—and the sports craze doesn't stop there.
Prada puts its luxury spin on the court classic with black rubber and white details for contrast. Of course, you'll also find the brand's signature inverted triangle label (which you'll no doubt want to have out and for everyone to see). And just in case you're eager to show it off, it comes with a matching strap—which features black leather accents and a branded metal buckle, no less—so you can tote your eye-catching (albeit impractical) accessory wherever you go.
This isn't the first time the luxury fashion world has crossed paths with the classic winter sport. Last year, Wilson and Louis Vuitton launched a $2,000 embossed NBA basketball. However, Prada's sleek take might be a little more in your price range for a big splurge—and if it is, you can grab it for yourself from Selfridges.
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