It all started when adidas and Yohji Yamamoto first debuted Y-3 at Paris Fashion Week in October 2002. The brand with the Three Stripes and the avant-garde Japanese designer changed the world of fashion and sportswear forever. More than a decade later, in 2013, Y-3 introduced one of its most loved sneakers to date – the Y-3 QASA HIGH. The boundary-pushing silhouette made an instant impact on culture, and continues to do so today, worn by many of the world’s most forward-thinking tastemakers.
The instantly iconic sneaker makes its welcome return as adidas and Yohji Yamamoto celebrate 20 years of collaboration. The daring silhouette is instantly recognisable by its expressive EVA outsole, which borrows from adidas’ 90s Tubular running technology. Neoprene sock-like uppers feature elasticised strapping, a leather toe-cap, and a suede heel. The distinctly avant-garde take on a high-top trainer is then completed with a Poron® performance sock-liner for cushioning.
A true icon that promises to continue to influence the footwear landscape for years to come, this season, the Y-3 QASA HIGH receives a one-to-one reissue in its iconic black and white colour-way.
Returning on May 25th, the Y-3 QASA HIGH will be available online and in select retail stores.