Introducing the Y-3 KASABARU

by Henrik Buzzi


Introducing the Y-3 KASABARU, a fearless new stylewith roots in the adidas archiveThis Spring, Y-3 reimagines an icon of the adidas archive to create the Y-3 KASABARUa daringnew vision for courtside.An update on thethick, flexiblesole of the ’70s-era adidas Trimm Trab, the KASABARUis a basketball-inspiredshoe articulated in themodernlanguage of Y-3: bold, progressive, essential, and completely unexpected.

Y-3 designed the experimental Y-3 KASABARUas a study in contrasts: sleek, smooth nylon uppers against anexaggerated,scallopedrubber outsole. Y-3 constructs the uppers from the lightest weight nylon for tensile strength, while a light, resilient Japanese rubber comprises the durable and comfortable outsole. In a reference to the Spring/Summer 2019 collection’s themes, the shoe features sail-inspired stitch reinforcements and stitched finishes along itseye-stays. A leather heel lining and logo-stamped leather tongue complete the look.

An aesthetic departure, the Y-3 KASABARUalso innovates in comfort and fit. The shoe’s 360° elastic rubberlacingtube enables itsnylon uppersto adapt to each wearer’s unique sizewhile at the same time adjusting to the foot in motion.

The Y-3 KASABARUis an interplay between past and future informed by the latest adidas innovations.Inspired by and intended for the streets, theY-3 KASABARUheraldsa new chapter inY-3 footwear.Available in two color combinations: core black/white and white/core black, the Y-3 KASABARU will drop on February 28 that Y-3 flagship stores, Y-3.com, and select retailers worldwide.