The silhouette feels distinctly Yohji Yamamoto, arriving in two defined colourways. The first features a matte black outsole, a white leather upper and a black tongue, while the second is an all-black with a white tongue. Both are finished with a portrait of Yamamoto with his name embossed on the heel.
Yohji Yamamoto’s relationship with adidas goes all the way back to the designer’s AW01 collection, which featured trainers, boxing boots and Three Stripes detailing on the clothing. In Spring/Summer 2003, we saw the official collaboration between arrive in the form Y-3, a brand which merged avant-garde designs with athletic performance wear long before athleisure was a dominant trend. The label was founded as a way for the Japanese designer to connect with what people were wearing on the street, which he felt himself becoming distant from.
In its more than 20-year history, the brand has become a staple in fashionable wardrobes season after season. Recently, Y-3 collaborated with London’s Palace Skateboards for a sell-out collection which featured Zinedine Zidane and Lucas Puig in a promotional footie meets skate video.
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