adidas and Yohji Yamamoto once again join forces to disrupt the conventional with the latest addition to their collaborative lineup – the Y-3 KYASU sneaker. Unveiled on the Paris Fashion Week runway in March 2023, this stripped-back marvel is a testament to the intersection of adidas’ sporting legacy and Yohji Yamamoto’s rebellious design ethos.
The inception of the Y-3 KYASU was a bold endeavor by the Y-3 design team to capture the essence of an adidas Superstar encased in concrete. This audacious pursuit led to the creation of a shoe that challenges the very conventions of footwear design, pushing boundaries with a raw, minimalist aesthetic.
The Y-3 KYASU boasts a design that is both brutal and expressive in its simplicity. Its minimal construction includes a rubber shell-toe, an exaggerated PU midsole, a suede upper, and laces. Notably, the absence of an insole or strobel adds to the stark and unconventional look, as the upper is directly stitched onto the soft, lightweight midsole.
One of the most striking features of the Y-3 KYASU is its entirely collapsible upper, coupled with a thick, brick-esque outsole. This unique combination allows the sneaker to be stood vertically, presenting a visually captivating silhouette that encapsulates Yohji’s avant-garde design vision. The fearless exercise in minimalist design extends to both high and low cut executions, providing options for those who seek to make a statement in their footwear choices.
The Y-3 KYASU is not just a runway spectacle; it’s a tangible expression of rebellious design available to enthusiasts globally. Whether through adidas.com/y-3, CONFIRMED, in-store experiences, or select retailers, the Y-3 KYASU invites individuals to embrace a new era in footwear that marries sportswear heritage with high-fashion rebellion.
Be the first to leave a review.