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  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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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    $330
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Fit & Sizing

The low-top Adidas Y-3 Raito Racer trainers is a unisex pair presented in men's sizing from 5.5 to 12.5 US in regular width. Women are recommended to purchase a full size down their usual size for a more comfortable fit. Example, if a lady's usual shoe size is 7, she is advised to grab a size 6 in men's range.

This model uses the conventional lace up fastening system anchored on the transparent TPU eyestay, which allows its users to adjust the tightness according to their preferences. Meanwhile, the Primeknit upper hugs the feet comfortably giving adaptive support and lightweight breathable comfort.

Adidas Y-3 Raito Racer Style

The Y-3 Raito Racer is running-inspired footwear that displays the combined features of single-piece Primeknit upper riding atop the I-5932's full-length Boost technology on the midsole. This model arrived in two exciting hues, Core Black and Footwear White, added with distinctive lacing system for added modern style.

This casual kick has a slipper-like look, thanks to the tongue that is designed to be taller than the heel. Meanwhile, the contrasting thread of the Primeknit gives extra support while boosting the laidback style. The Y-3 graphics found on the tongue and pebbled outsole further heighten the luxurious vibe of this Y-3 iteration.

To style this, wearers can pair this sneaker up with their athletic-inspired outfits, such as jogger pants with tees and trucker cap. Meanwhile, some opt to flaunt this with their khakis and a button-down top for a relaxed, smart-casual appeal.

Notable Features

True to its Japanese name which means light, Adidas Y-3 Raito Racer is a very lightweight and breathable pair thanks to the 360-degree Primeknit upper. This technology adapts well to one's foot while giving support on strategic areas of the feet. To further elevate the lightness, the brand used the ultra-responsive Boost midsole.

Another distinctive piece in this footwear is the translucent overlay that holds the laces and provides support to the feet. This element gives clean and modern detail to this already contemporary sneaker.

Adidas Y-3 Raito Racer History

Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto, renowned fashion designer from Paris, first joined forces in 2002. Together, they created the Y-3 footwear line that displays unique appeal fuelled by high-fashion taste. This collaboration resulted in a string of silhouettes that fused athletic charm and high-fashion allure.

Adidas Y-3 has been successful in introducing designs that lie between high-fashion and street style. This roster of kicks was carefully designed to provide its followers with several iterations that offer modern day comfort without sacrificing the delicate details and style.

For the Spring/Summer 2019 collection, the Adidas x Yamamoto partnership aims to introduce new silhouettes and updated some lineup staples. Several profiles were unveiled to the public which was stirred from Adidas' best-selling silhouettes. One of the latest ones and considered one of the eye-catching pairs is the Raito Racer.

This Y-3 sneaker was launched in December 2018 and was coined from the Japanese word that means 'light.' This model features a running-inspired look that was dressed in ultra adaptive technology of Adidas, the Primeknit. The Boost technology on its midsole further enhances comfort by providing responsive cushioning to its users.

Additional Info

  • The Quickstrike outsole reduces the overall weight while improving flexibility and sturdiness.
  • Its outsole has pebble design added with micro-studded traction for superb grip on several surfaces.
  • The Y-3 branding can be seen on the tongue, sockliner, and pebbled outsole.