When adidas and Yohji Yamamoto first took to the runway at Paris Fashion Week in October 2002 for the inaugural Y-3 collection, the brand with the Three Stripes and the avant-garde Japanese designer changed the worlds of fashion and sportswear forever.
Over ten years later, in 2013, Y-3 introduced one of its most loved sneakers to date – the Y-3 Qasa High. Upon arrival, the boundary-pushing silhouette made an instant impact in culture and, having been worn by many of the world’s most forward-thinking tastemakers, continues to do so to this day. Now, as adidas and Yohji Yamamoto ring in 20 years of collaboration, the instantly iconic sneaker makes its timely return.
With Y-3 looking back on key moments, designs, materials, and silhouettes from the brand’s history, the Y-3 Qasa High once again takes center stage. Instantly identifiable by its expressive EVA outsole, which borrows from adidas’ 90s Tubular running technology, the daring silhouette features a neoprene sock-like upper with stretch mesh, elasticated strapping, a leather toe-cap, and suede heel lining. The distinctly avant-garde take on a high-top trainer is then completed with a Poron performance sock liner for cushioning.
A true icon that promises to continue to influence the footwear landscape for years to come, this season, the Y-3 QASA HIGH receives a one-to-one reissue in its iconic Black and White colorway.
You can expect the adidas Y-3 Qasa High to launch globally at select retailers, adidas.com/y-3, and CONFIRMED on May 25th. The retail price is $400. Continue to scroll below for more photos that will give you a closer look.
Color: Black/Black/Cloud White
Release Date: May 25, 2022
Style Code: B35673