Following its foray into basketball footwear with James Harden, Yohji Yamamoto’s Buy Adidas Y-3 line is back where it is comfortable – on the streets. Next up for this illustrious label is another adidas project that matches progressive Japanese craftsmanship with breakthrough Digital Light Synthesis technology. Introducing the Y-3 Runner 4D, a Primeknit upper-infused runner with leather overlays and the same 4D printed midsole as the popular Futurecraft 4D.
In the Adidas Y-3 on Sale, adidas branding can be seen in a relatively unconventional way as it is represented by cords along the midfoot that lock the consumers feet in place for increased support. This is just one of many sneakers that will utilize the 4D sole, as adidas plans on featuring it in hundreds of thousands of pairs for consumers. Select retailers like END. will be holding in-store drawings for the rights to purchase a pair.
Yohji Yamamoto’s adidas subsidiary – Adidas Y-3 Online – is teaming up wit James Harden once again with a three-piece fashion-forward footwear collection. Inspired by the Japanese Botan flower that symbolizes honor, respect, good fortune, bravery, and nobility, Harden’s GQ-worthy fashion sense makes its presence known. Harden graced the cover of GQ this morning wearing a plethora of adidas footwear including all three pieces you see below.
This lifestyle offering brings Yamamoto’s signature design language into play here by use of a two-toned upper constructed with a mesh base and accented with layers of premium leather and suede panels. Adidas Y-3 Shoes Branding is present via Y-3 logos found on the heel and perforated leather tongue, in addition to an emblazoned signature from the designer himself on the toe box. Down below, the low-profile silhouette takes the standard torsion-infused midsole that is accented with orange hits and rounded off by a natural white outsole.
Often standing right on the line between technical and casual, Adidas Y-3 Men's/Women's takes the timeless tennis staple, the Stan Smith, and translates it into Yohji Yamamoto’s own design language. Simplistic throughout and quite true to form — only upon first glance — the pair is a stripped down reimagining of the aforementioned as all overlays are completely removed for a kit smooth in its every stitch, or rather, the lack thereof. Toe boxes incorporate the rounded toe in a construction of smooth white leathers; eye stay outline in straight to zig-zag perforations while the loose outlines of a heel tab arrives debossed with the “Y-3” logo.