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
The low-top Adidas Y-3 Harigane is available in men’s sizes. Female sneakerheads can also wear this shoe provided that they get a size that is 1.5 sizes smaller than their usual pair.
Adidas Y-3 Harigane Style
The Adidas Yohji Yamamoto Y-3 Harigane is a high-end athleisure sneaker with a designer’s flair. It features a sock-like upper that is made of Primeknit with a leather toe cap. This shoe gets its much-needed structure from the modernized lacing system, which also subtly adds the Three Stripes through its rubberized tubes. An EVA midsole sits atop a rugged outsole to complete the experimental look that Y3 Adidas shoes are known for. Flaunt this one-of-a-kind sneaker with a pair of cropped pants, a plain shirt and a street hoodie.
The upper of the Adidas Y-3 Harigane sneakers is made of a woven material called Primeknit. It is created using a digital knitting technology to provide a comfortable, sock-like fit. This kick also uses the Poron sockliner for lasting cushioning.
Adidas Y-3 Harigane History
With Yohji Yamamoto’s high-fashion designs and Adidas’ athletic features came the Adidas Y-3 Harigane sneakers. Launched in 2003, the Y-3 is a collection of avant-garde yet casual shoes, clothes and accessories created by the Japanese fashion designer for Adidas. The name Y-3 is a fusion of Yamamoto’s Y and Adidas’ unmistakable 3 Stripes logo.
Aside from the Y-3 Adidas Harigane sneakers, a variety of other models have been released, including the Qasa, Kaiwa, Ekika, and Kozoko, to name a few. The German brand has been continually releasing futuristic designed Adidas x Y3 lineups, and there seems to be no stopping them in the next few years.
- The Adidas Y-3 Harigane was launched in February 2018.