Adidas extends its range of 3D printed footwear, this time, by collaborating with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto to create Y-3 Runner 4D II Sneakers. Powered by its technology partner Carbon and using its patented DLS 3D printing technology, the sneakers in a new bone/white version.
Adding to its Futurecraft 4D series, Adidas had launched the Y-3 RUNNER 4D II sneakers in January this year. These sneakers were, then, only available in a sharp Red colour. This time around the footwear giant has iterated the existing shoe and built a new shoe upon the earlier launch with specific modifications like a wider foot-bed and a thicker and higher midsole.
Yohji Yamamoto designed the shoe for the Spring/Summer collection. It has a Bone/White sole and a double-layer Primeknit upper. The Primeknit upper wraps the foot in adaptive support and ultralight comfort. As a mark of his creation, Yohji Yamamoto has left his calligraphic signature on the tongue of the shoe where there are three contrasting stripe. The futuristic design has a snug, sock-like upper with a neoprene tongue and leather accents at the toe and heel.
The recent release also boasts of an improved grip and traction. This was possible due to a collaboration with Continental, a German automotive manufacturing company, resulting in a new rubber outsole.
The footwear is available in limited quantities and is expectedly sold at a whopping $600 a pair. The shoe can be bought online on the official Y-3 website. They will also be available at Y-3 offline stores from May 2nd 2019 onwards.
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