Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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Fit & Sizing
Male and female sneakerheads may wear these unisex sneakers. The Adidas Y-3 Ekika sizing comes in small (4.5 to 6.5 for men and 5.5 to 7.5 for women), medium (7 to 9.5 for men and 8 to 10.5 for women), large (10 to 12.5 for men), and extra large (13.5 to 14.5 for men).
Adidas Y-3 Ekika Style
The upper of the Adidas x Y3 Ekika by Yohji Yamamoto sees a mix of mesh, suede, and synthetic leather in irregular panels. A jigsaw stitching accentuates the overall design of these kicks. The EVA rubber sole with a skeletal shape takes inspiration from the now-defunct Adidas SLVR collection. It is chunky yet lightweight with a hollowed out section in the middle and an accentuated arch. Men may wear these Y-3 Adidas sneakers with a quilted jacket, plain tee, and cotton-blend trousers for a casual look. Ladies may pair these kicks with jogger pants for a sporty look.
These Adidas Y3 sneakers feature the Poron performance cushioning footbed that is famous for providing long-lasting comfort and shock-absorption. It also comes with a lace-up closure at the front and a “Y-3” branding on the tongue.
Adidas Y-3 Ekika History
The Adidas Y-3 Ekika is part of the 2018 Fall/Winter collaboration collection of Adidas and Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. The Y-3 FW18 collection is composed of various tees, track pants, sweaters, jackets, accessories, and sneakers. This Adidas Y-3 shoe emphasizes Yamamoto’s experimental design flair combined with the German brand’s athletic elements.
The collaboration between Adidas and Yamamoto started in 2002. The “Y” on their brand stands for Yohji Yamamoto while the “3” stands for the iconic Three Stripes of Adidas. By allowing Yamamoto full control of the creatives, the first Y-3 collection was born in 2003. Over the years, several Y-3 Adidas kicks have been released which captured the hearts of many sneakerheads.
- The Y-3 Ekika shoes from the Adidas x Yohji Yamamoto collection was released in June 2018.