TWO weeks from now, on 28 Feb, the latest iteration of Y-3 Kasabaru sneakers will be in store at last.
The new courtside footwear, innovated for comfort and fit, references an iconic basketball-inspired style from the 70’s era Adidas, Trimm Trab, and acquires a more sophisticated silhouette.
Flaunting an updated thick, flexible sole, with sleek, smooth nylon uppers against an exaggerated, and scalloped rubber outsole. The stylish kicks are made with the lightest nylon for tensile strength, and a light, resilient Japanese rubber comprises the durable and comfortable outsole.
Keeping with the Spring/Summer 2019 collection’s themes, the shoe features detailed like the sail-inspired stitch reinforcements and stitched finishes along its eye-stays. A leather heel lining and logo-stamped leather tongue complete the look.
The shoe’s innovative 360° elastic rubber lacing tube enables its nylon uppers to adapt to individual unique size while at the same time adjusting to the foot in motion. Aesthetically, the style of the latest courtside footgear is an interaction between past and future, updated with the latest Adidas innovations. Designed and intended for the streets, the much-anticipated sneakers are heralding a new chapter in the brand’s footwear.
The partnership between Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas some 15 years ago was one of the earliest to lay the groundwork for what is now the modern-day craze of the street-sporty style fashion. Since then the go-to palette has been mostly black, black and white. So, it was no surprise when Y-3 announced the latest Kasabaru will come in two colour combinations: core black/white and white/core black.
Bold, progressive and innovative, the Spring Summer 2019 showing in Paris by the Japanese designer was lined with high-tech performance fabrics including Gore-Tex, engineered mesh, stretch yarns along with Adidas’s Adizero technology. In addition to the lightweight and functional pieces is a selection of innovative footwear replete with refreshing new versions and colours of the Kaiwa, Kasabaru as well as the Y-3 Runner 4D.
Check out more of the hottest kicks in 2019 here.