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Soulful, yet slightly sole-less: adidas Y-3 GENDO

As we approach the end of 2023, yup there are only 10 Mondays until 2024, the fashion world is abuzz with the reveal of the Yohji Yamamoto x adidas Y-3 GENDO sneaker, and it's stealing the spotlight with its commanding presence. This latest collaboration between fashion icon Yohji Yamamoto and sportswear giant adidas showcases one of their boldest and most innovative silhouettes to date.

adidas Y-3 GENDO

The Y-3 GENDO is a true head-turner, featuring a TPU plate that has been meticulously hollowed out, combined seamlessly with the iconic Superstar model, resulting in a creation that's refreshingly progressive and instantly iconic. This remarkable sneaker made its debut on the runway at Yohji Yamamoto's recent show, where it explored the concepts of negative space and elevation, aligning perfectly with his futuristic aesthetic.

What sets the Y-3 GENDO apart is not just its futuristic design; it also pays homage to adidas' rich archive of silhouettes. The Y-3 GENDO Superstar melds the midsole plate with the classic Superstar upper, while the Y-3 GENDO ProModel boasts a high-top upper and a convenient zip closure, departing from traditional lacing. Reminiscent of the elegance of ice skates, this unique silhouette stands out as a true fashion statement.

This a release you won't want to miss, set to drop on October 21st. These groundbreaking sneakers will be available at Yohji Yamamoto Boutiques, on both Yohji Yamamoto and adidas' official websites, as well as select retailers. South African fashion-lovers are eagerly awaiting the chance to get their hands on this remarkable creation.

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