Verdict from 15 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the reviewers were impressed with the shoe’s new and unusual silhouette.
  • “Clean”, “dope”, “amazing” were words commonly used to describe the shoe’s design.
  • Nearly all thought the Y-3 Qasa High was well-crafted and was made of quality materials. Others added that the leather looked premium and that the neoprene upper was soft and flexible.
  • Out of the box, the shoe felt extremely comfortable, most users, wide-footed consumers included, revealed.
  • This lifestyle sneaker is available in neutral tones and vibrant hues.
  • If you have the money to splurge, the Adidas Y-3 Qasa High is worth copping or getting, several mentioned.
  • It can be paired with various athletic and casual clothing.
  • The shoe provided ample ankle support, one user observed.
  • Some retailers are selling this product at a discounted rate.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Several noted that the Y-3 Qasa High fits larger than their usual choice.
  • One user was disappointed that the Yohji Yamamoto printed on the forefoot came off after wearing the shoe a couple of times.
  • Priced at $400, a significant number thought the shoe was very expensive.
  • The tubular sole felt weird during the first use, a few revealed.
  • Compared to other Tubular models, this shoe weighs a tad heavier, a user observed.

Bottom line

High-fashion and avant-garde, the Adidas Y-3 Qasa High, is lifestyle footwear that was crafted with sports functionality and fashion elegance in mind. Steeply-priced, only the elite, as well as well-to-do sneaker collectors can afford this luxe footwear. Those who waited for the hype to subside, however, were able to get a pair at a discounted rate.

Although many find this creation’s price exorbitant, satisfied purchasers are happy to tolerate its cost to enjoy its unique and classy aesthetics as well as the plush comfort and positive experience it provides.

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Good to know

Made of a stretchy upper with an elastic vamp and heel strap, count on the shoe to mold to your feet’s shape, thus providing an adaptive fit without compromising support. With a flexible upper, this shoe is known to fit narrow as well as wide-footed consumers. Commonly running true to length, the shoe is offered in men’s sizes 6.5-12.5 and women’s sizes 5.5-10.

Simple and unconventional, this footwear’s design is definitely not for everyone. Its beauty, however, is perceived as a piece of art by avid sneaker collectors, as well as sneaker fans who have a penchant for the unique and nonconformist look. Available in neutral, monochromatic tones as well as bright hues and printed editions, these kicks look great dressed up or down.

Moreover, built with a flexible neoprene or mesh upper laid on top of a well-cushioned Tubular sole unit, expect the Adidas Y-3 Qasa High to surround your feet in comfort 24/7.

Steal the limelight at any event by wearing the Adidas Y-3 Qasa High. Popular for its cleatie-like upper, the deluxe looks of this shoe is further enhanced with the of the addition of the TPU heel counter that shows the Y-3 logo as well as the uniquely-designed lacing system. The former provides support and added durability while the latter improves the fit of the shoe.

The EVA Tubular sole unit is also an eye-catcher. Modelled after car tire tubings and treads, this provides dependable traction and grip as well as superior comfort.

Back in the days, a legendary athletic brand like Adidas entering the world of high-fashion was unheard of. However, opportunity knocked when this German brand decided to team up with renowned Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.

Known to many fashionistas for his avant-garde tailoring, Yohji Yamamoto has always remained loyal to his traditional Japanese design philosophy. Restrained and enigmatic, his style commonly appealed to people of romance and wit.

Fast forward to October 2002, the now-famous Y-3 brand was born. The “Y” stands for Yohji Yamamoto while the “3” stands for the popular three-stripe logo of the brand. The name is completed with a “-” to signify the bond between these two iconic figures, proving that fashion and sports can co-exist.

Since its inception, Y-3, a symbol of true craftsmanship, has created a wide array of footwear and apparel. Among the most popular is the Adidas Y-3 Qasa High. First seen in July 2013 as part of the Fall Neon Pack, the initial model was accented with neon pink, green and blue details, apart from the strap that goes across the body of the shoe.

Over the years, this lifestyle sneaker has been outfitted with various materials and colorways. Among the crowd favorites are the white, black and royal red/black.

  • For added comfort, the Y-3 Qasa High features a Poron® performance cushioning
  • It comes with two black dust bags that display the Y-3 logo in orange. It also includes an extra pair of waxed laces.
  • The Y-3 callout can also be found on the shoe’s undersole and the medial side. The Yohji Yamamoto wordmark, on the other hand, is seen on the shoe’s lateral side.
  • Materials used on the upper vary depending on the colorway. Some are crafted with neoprene while others are made of double-knit textured mesh.


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Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.