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The successful collaboration between adidas and Yohji Yamamoto has entered a new phrase with the introduction of the reworking of an old classic. adidas and Yohji Yamamoto have long enjoyed a successful partnership with their luxury sportswear label Y-3. Now, expanding on their partnership, Yamamoto has reworked the classic adidas Superstar, taking it to a whole new level of cool with the renamed Y’s Super Position. Made from super-premium materials – from the suede lace stay and soft leather lining to the smooth leather used on the toe box, this is not your father’s or even your childhood kickers. Street fashion has never been so fashionably hot.
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 (and street-envy) custom finish for each wearer.
Further details include a Y’s Super Position name logo 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 is available from August 10 at Y’s stores in Tokyo, No6 London, No74 Berlin, No42 Paris, and select fashion retailers worldwide.