Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • This high-end sneaker is frequently described by most reviewers as “very comfortable.” 
  • The majority have confirmed that the low-top Adidas Y-3 Yohji Run is made of top-grade materials. 
  • It is among the versatile Adidas sneakers that can go well with almost any outfit, according to most wearers. 
  • It is lightweight and flexible, according to a few reviews.
  • This luxe footwear is even better than the Ultra Boost, a buyer exclaims.
  • Those who have bought the model with reflective detailing particularly like the 3M accents on the laces.
  • An impressed fan who has used the shoe several times says that the material did not show any signs of creasing and crinkles.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of users have muttered against the shoe’s slightly snug and narrow fit.
  • It is considered by many as steeply-priced.
  • The Adidas Y-3 Yohji Run lacks support, one buyer states.

Bottom line

A perfect blend of fashion elegance and sports functionality, the Y-3 Yohji Run is among the most talked-about models in the iconic Y-3 collection. Made with premium materials, it has a 5-star rating for its exceptional comfort-level, attractive silhouette, and versatility.

Most are happy to tolerate its exorbitant cost to enjoy its luxe aesthetics.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collaboration: Yohji Yamamoto
Collection: Adidas Y-3
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Others, Rubber Sole, Suede
Technology: Boost
Features: Breathable | Reflective
Price: $340
Colorways: Black, Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 8/10
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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.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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