Shrewd investors could do worse than taking a cursory punt on some YKK stock (Although it should definitely be noted that SF probably isn’t a reliable source for investment advice). There’s been a definite spike in the use of zippers instead of laces on a number of sneakers on fashion’s forward-thinking frontier. Observing recent zipper flaunting trailblazers, like the NikeLab Blazer Advanced and the Y-3 Stan Smith, a trend predictor could hazard a guess that the closure system will trickle down into more diverse models. Take this Y-3 Super Zip as an example; it flaunts not one, but two zips! That’s four zips! The classic adidas Superstar is reworked in premium fashion, opting for a sleek black and off-white colourway. Although retaining the essential shell toe; the Yohji Yamamoto iteration goes Three Stripe free and eschews the Trefoil stamp, instead opting for the designer’s name writ large across the tongue.
The adidas Y-3 Super Zip is available at select retailers like Packer Shoes. Zip to it.