This season, adidas and Yohji Yamamoto proceed to subvert sporting codes with the introduction of the stripped again Y-3 KYASU sneaker. First unveiled on the runway throughout Yohji Yamamoto’s presentation at Paris Vogue Week in March 2023, the Y-3 KYASU is a uncooked, minimalist, expression of the intersection between adidas’ sporting heritage and the Japanese designer’s renegade strategy.
Starting as an try by the Y-3 design crew to create a shoe that resembled an adidas Famous person solid in concrete, the Y-3 KYASU, seeks to problem the conventions of footwear design. The boundary-pushing silhouette itself includes a decidedly minimal development comprising solely a rubber shell-toe, an exaggerated PU midsole, a suede higher, and laces. Missing an insole or strobel, the higher is stitched straight onto the mushy, light-weight, midsole, for a stark and brutal but expressive look.
With a completely collapsible higher and resulting from its thick, brick-esque outsole, the Y-3 KYASU might be stood vertically – providing a hanging silhouette that viscerally encapsulates Yohji’s avant-garde design imaginative and prescient.
A fearless train in minimalist design, the Y-3 KYASU arrives in each a excessive and a low minimize execution, and is accessible globally at adidas.com/y-3, on CONFIRMED, in retailer, and thru choose retailers.