For a decade, adidas and influential fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto have enjoyed a successful partnership with their luxury sportswear label Y-3. Now, from his Y’s line, Yamamoto has reworked the classic adidas Superstar, executing it to the highest standard. The Y’s version has been renamed Y’s Super Position and is made from premium materials – from the suede lace stay and soft leather lining to the smooth leather used on the toe box, replacing the textured shell toe as we know it.
Another reinvention from Yamamoto is the 3-Stripes, which have been transformed with a hand-stitched feel, zigzagging along the side panels and made from cotton that overhangs to the sole; the thread can be cut or left to fray naturally, resulting in a truly unique finish for each wearer. Further details include a Y’s Super Position callout that sits at side of the heel patch and a Y’s logo on the tongue. The shoe has been designed in two color ways: a predominately white shoe with red 3-Stripes and black heel tab, and a mostly black version with white toe box, sole and heel tab and beige 3-Stripes stitch.
Y’s Super Position will be available from August 10 at Y’s stores in Tokyo, No6 London, No74 Berlin, No42 Paris, and select fashion retailers worldwide.