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Top: Mid
Inspired from: Casual
Collaboration: Yohji Yamamoto
Collection: Adidas Y-3
Price: $400
Colorways: White
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One of the recent additions in the Adidas Y-3 shoe collection, the Kusari II is offered in men's sizing. The sneaker is made of the stretch upper with extended tongue for easy on and off. Meanwhile, the tonal lacing system blends perfectly to the white upper and black drawcord lace locks to provide style at the same time delivering a secured fit.  

The mid-top Adidas x Y-3 Kusari II sneaker features the rethought elements of its ancestor added with extra collar height for style and distinctness. Adidas offers this in their unfussy White-Black-Lush Red colorway, which is a morsel different from the monochrome character of the Y-3 line.

The minimalist neoprene upper is dominated with white hue with the addition of black suede and leather details sitting atop a tad chunky Boost midsole. Meanwhile, the hits of vibrant red found on the tongue, heel, and collar add contemporary character to this black and white reigned sneaker.

Many users can be seen sporting this noticeable sneaker with any relaxed outfit such as joggers, skinnies, or shorts paired up with tees or a button down polo.

There are few striking features of the Adidas Y-3 Kusari II, one of it is the unique lacing system with tonal flat laces. The lace locks are in uneven areas to simulate the jagged stitching found on the forefoot. This one-off system delivers extra stability while adding graphics appeal to its onlookers. Another remarkable element is the stout Boost heel panel that gives its wearers extra stability suitable for day-long use. To add sleek vibe, the brand added plush black suede on the heel counter and TPU ankle reflector in a bright red hue.

Yohji Yamamoto is a Japanese fashion designer known for his creative brilliance. The high-form style of the Yamamoto worked together with high-performance materials and innovative wisdom of Adidas to come up with a line that gives modern style to streetwear.

The coordinated effort of Yamamoto and Adidas created the luxurious brand called Y-3 launched in 2002. The Adidas Y-3 represents Yohji Yamamoto and the Three Stripes of Adidas. From then on, the plush Adidas x Y-3 has been unstoppable in offering statement attire and footwear in high-class and daring styles made with elevated detailed materials.

For the collection of Adidas x Y-3 Spring/Summer 2018, the brand reinvented the Adidas Superstar in premium leather upper added with the fresh lacing system. Y-3 also revamped the classic Stan Smith into high and low tops combined with embroidered pattern on its upper.

Adding to this collection of Adidas Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto are current new scopes of clothing and footwear, such as the Saikou, Suberou, and the Kusari. The striking silhouette of Kusari includes a stretchy slip-on upper with special speed binding framework.

In August 2018, Adidas Y-3 unveiled their Fall/Winter 2018 collection that includes the revamped Kusari silhouette called the Adidas Y-3 Kusari II.  This innovative kick has a futuristic look that suits the high fashion crowd and streetwear communities.

  • The black Boost delivers the most responsive cushioning giving its wearers more energized strides.
  • Y-3 branding can seen printed on the tongue.
  • The rubber outsole offers durable traction and reliable grip on various surfaces.
  • This Adidas Y-3 sneaker approximately weighs 396 grams.
  • The footbed is made of Poron cushioning that avoids friction, calluses formation, and absorbs shock effectively.

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Danny McLoughlin

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