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Made of either stretchy neoprene or breathable mesh, count on this sneaker to hug your feet comfortably while keeping it cool and dry. Its suede and synthetic overlays, on the one hand, ensure that ample support is provided.
A sufficient toe room can also be expected. However, wide-footed consumers may, at times, need to size up due to its slightly narrow construction. This unisex model is available in men’s sizing.
Simple, sleek and at the same time elegant, the low-top Adidas Y-3 Yohji Run has captured the hearts of many sneaker fanatics.
The subtle black, white and dark green pairs are versatile enough to be worn with any casual and sporty outfit, jeans, joggers and shorts included. The printed versions remain versatile. These printed kicks also stand out more than its neutral-toned counterparts.
Its full-length Boost sole that is renowned for its responsiveness, as well as lasting comfort and support, is indeed eye-catching. However, it's the little, intricate detailing, the textured “Y” embossed all over its suede tongue, the synthetic lining that surrounds the eyelets and extends near the heel and the “Yohji Yamamoto” callout found on the middle stripe included, that gives this shoe its unique, deluxe look.
Sports and high-fashion were two entities that were never meant to intertwine. German athletic brand Adidas, however, decided to defy the norm and teamed up with Yohji Yamamoto, a Japanese fashion designer renowned for his enigmatic and restrained avant-garde style tailoring. This unlikely partnership, later on, proved that fashion and sports could indeed co-exist.
This incredible collaboration started in October 2002. Its product was a luxurious brand dubbed as “Y-3”. The “Y” represents Yohji Yamamoto while the “3” stands for the famous Three-Stripes. Their fusion conceived new apparel and footwear styles that boasted craftsmanship.
The Adidas Y-3 Yohji Run made its first appearance in May 2014. Flaunting a neoprene/micro-mesh upper and the revolutionary Boost sole, just 500 pairs were put on the market. Given its limited quantity, its resale value went up to over $1000 on eBay.
Since then, other colorways surfaced. Most are dressed in neutral tones. There are, however, a few printed models introduced. Regardless of colorway, all are valued with a high retail rate that ranged from $290 to $400.
- This model comes with an extra set of laces and two black shoe care bags, each one displaying the “Y-3” logo in orange.
- The addition of ribbed suede lining on the heel gives the shoe added comfort.
- Adjust fit with the help of the lace-up closure. The type of laces used on this model may vary depending on the colorway. Some have cord laces while others use flat shoestrings.
- The heel and undersole show the "Y-3" logo.
- Most models do not have insoles. There are a few, though, that feature a cushioned Poron® performance sock liner for plush comfort underfoot.
- A reflective variation is also available.