A breathtaking amalgamation of innovation and artistry unfolds as adidas and Yohji Yamamoto unveil the Y-3 Gendo sneaker, marking another milestone in their iconic partnership. The avant-garde design, anchored in adidas’ legacy and Yamamoto’s ingenious craftsmanship, embarks on a journey into uncharted territories of style and performance.
Born from the harmonious blend of the classic Superstar model and a cutting-edge, hollowed-out TPU plate, the Y-3 Gendo epitomizes the fusion of adidas’ sporty aesthetic and Yohji Yamamoto’s sophisticated elegance. This sneaker was first showcased to the world during a Yohji Yamamoto runway show, manifesting a daring exploration of negative space and elevation.
The Y-3 Gendo’s progressive silhouette is adorned with a hard polymer plate, intricately carved to perfection, and paired with a premium leather upper. Each piece is a celebration of adidas’ rich heritage, bringing iconic archive elements to the spotlight with futuristic nuances.
Two distinct versions of the Y-3 Gendo grace the sneaker landscape – the Superstar and ProModel. The Y-3 Gendo Superstar is a harmonious blend of the iconic one-to-one Superstar upper and a revolutionary midsole plate. In contrast, the Y-3 Gendo ProModel stands tall with a high-top Pro Model upper, elegantly paired with a zip closure, abandoning the traditional lacing system for a more modern, expressive touch.
The Y-3 Gendo ProModel and Superstar, set to release on October 21st, can be acquired worldwide at Yohji Yamamoto stores, on theshopyohjiyamamoto.com, adidas.com/y-3, via CONFIRMED, and at selected retail outlets.