High fashion collaborations with sports brands are easy targets for haters. The fashion designers that are tapped up have made their name by taking chances and when they work with athletic footwear they're not afraid to break the rules, resulting in surprising shapes that often jar with what we are comfortable with and what we consider a sneaker. Only fools declare evil those notions that they cannot understand though, and if you open your mind you'll see there's definitely a place in the sneaker stew for designers wanting to stir the pot, and time has treated the Y-3 Qasa very well, AS more people come around to the beauty of the silhouette everyday. You can appreciate it in its purest form here, black on black on black. No word on a release date yet but stay locked to SF for the good word. Pics via About Now.
See more upcoming fresh creations from the Y-3 lab in Sneaker Freaker issue 30.