adidas Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto

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The "Y" stands for Yohji Yamamoto, the "3" represents adidas' three signature stripes and the "-" signifies the link between the two.

"Traveling means coming back home," explains Yohji Yamamoto. "We are always unconsciously wanting to come back. It is one of man's strongest desires." The collection was inspired by the nature of escape on horseback, on foot, and into the hills. The adidas Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto clothing collection is designed for the journey, not the destination and was realized with clothing that combined classic materials and silhouettes with futuristic and protective details like waterproof zippers, neoprene insets, holographic toggles, and ergonomic quilting.

Protective details were shown, which included exaggerated funnel-neck collars; simple modularity; voluminous, cocoon-like silhouettes; and intensive quilting on everything from hoods to coats to leggings. Prints and patches on select garments reflected the collection's theme, stating phrases like "Nowhere in Particular," "Homeward Bound," and "I'm on the Road."

The women's collection played greatly with volume and comfort, realized in hooded ponchos, elaborate cut-away dresses, wool puffer shrugs, pleated skirts with raw hems, and oversized wide-leg wool pants - all shown in tones of black, olive drab, and red. Y-3 for men followed a similar theme, showing army parkas, striped union suits, quilted work jackets in suede and wool, and cotton leggings inset with panels of Fair Isle knits.

Warmth and comfort were the themes for adidas Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto accessories, showing oversize hooded scarves, quilted nylon hats, and gloves belted with three pieces of leather - a subtle play on the three-stripes tradition. Shoes for men and women combined the technical expertise of adidas with classical shapes and materials, like a Japanese warrior boot with a cutout sole for men, and an "origami" wedge heel for women.

Since September 2004, global retail success and growing demand from consumers have led Y-3 to open its own monobrand stores. In Tokyo, Yohji Yamamoto's city of residence, the first Y-3 flagship store is located close to his own signature store. Additional stores opened during 2007 in Beijing, Manchester, Paris and Miami. The first Y-3 flagship store in New York opened in February of 2008 in the Meat Packing District. A second location followed in Soho in September 2008. Additional stores in major cities across the USA, Asia and Europe are expected to open as well.

The ongoing success of the brand can be credited to the perfect blend of adidas' expertise and innovation in sport functionality and Yohji Yamamoto's signature sense of style.

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I am happy with this purchase. I am usually an 8 or 8.5 in shoes and boot, so I ordered the female 8 size and they are a good fir, not too small and I can wear and thick sock if I like. They are comfy and I like the style.

from State College, PA on February 20, 2019

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These are cool but my feet are narrow. I usually wear socks with sneakers and pull the laces tight. Because of this design, that’s not possible. But even if it were, these things are WIDE! Great for wide-footed person.

from RANCHO MIRAGE, CA on August 29, 2018

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Had high hopes for these shoes. But I think Adidas was too fixated on the designer rather than the style and function of the shoe. As other reviewers said, it is a larger fit. It also had a funky top flap that featured the signature of designer, but it took away from the aesthetic of the shoe. Also, it wasn't very comfortable. Returned.

on July 27, 2018

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Agree with another reviewer that these run big. I also recommend going one whole size down from the chart. Normally wear 8 and bought 7.5 but shoe was still too big. Will try 7 if it becomes available again. That's why rated Overall 4* instead of 5.

on July 04, 2018

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Saikou

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Love this shoes. It looks stylish, and it fits true to size for me. It is super comfortable, and your feet can actually breathe in the summer thanks to the material.

on June 03, 2018

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Harigane

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The inside heel ripped when I was walking and rubbed my shoe up against the other idk if it was a defective pair or not but they replaced them right away other than that mad comfy suggest getting them be careful with them

on June 02, 2018

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Saikou

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I have a high arch and instep. I couldn't get my foot into the shoe without a struggle. Once in it was too large and not enough support. Great looking but not for me.

on May 30, 2018

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Great style but the size conversion from EU to US was inaccurate - I recommend going one whole size down from the chart.

on May 23, 2018

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