Y-3 Puts a Minimalist Spin on the adidas UltraBOOST 21

Featuring a clean and cageless upper alongside signature Y-3 branding.

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Y-3 and the adidas BOOST technology are long-standing friends, with the cushioning material appearing on its hugely popular PureBOOST line, the Run BOOST, and even later versions of the once-esteemed Qasa model. Despite this, the Yohji Yamamoto-helmed sub-label has never turned its hand to adidas’ crowning glory, the UltraBOOST. Until now.

Taking on the adidas UltraBOOST 21 — the Three Stripes’ latest BOOST-equipped running sneaker — it applies a signature Y-3 aesthetic to the pair while maintaining instantly recognizable UltraBOOST design cues. For example, the shape is still there, as is its sole unit that features six percent more BOOST than the pairs before it, while the recycled Primeknitweave makes for an entirely new and much more minimal upper look. 

The upper is now clean and clear of almost any branding, and the lace cage has been removed too. A new adidas and Yohji Yamamoto-branded stripe runs down the middle of the shoe’s tongue, vamp, and onto the toe box, making a beeline for the medial side before hitting a protective bumper.

On the lateral side, leather has been used to carve out more toe box detailing, while towards the rear you’ll find a creamy-hued UltraBOOST-branded heel cage and a similarly colored Y-3-stamped heel tab made from leather. Rounding out the new pair is its sole unit which is finished in white with cream and red details highlighting the embedded Torsion system.

Take a look at the Y-3 UltraBOOST 21 above, and pick up the black colorway now from stockists such as Aphrodite1994. Another colorway is also available at select retailers worldwide.

Elsewhere in the footwear world, the sneaker reselling platform Another Lane has launched, but it is putting the community over hype.

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