If you recall Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 Fall/Winter 2010 Runway Show held earlier this year at New York Fashion Week, you may possibly remember space vagabonds running amok in between dancing beams of laser that carved a faux space into the blacked-out armory. For the futuristic vagrant, Yamamoto has imagined a generous amount of metallics, silver, interlaced with jolts of bright purple and red. This collection of sneakers from the upcoming season, named Metallic Neo Tech, are iconic leather sneakers and heels featuring mesh overlays and premium adidas technology.
This is a collection with fuses tradition with foresight of the future, and a portion of the “future” comes from the incorporation of technology such as the adidas adiPRENE technology which provides shock-absorbency and elastic cushioning. For the men, the styles include the Light Runner, the Moto High, and the Neo Tech.
As for the ladies, sneaker heels return to the scene with the same aesthetics as seen on the men’s collection. The Torison Heel and the Cushion Wedge not only give women the confidence they derive from height, but it also does something most heels fail to accomplish–comfort. Both models uses the adiPRENE technology, arch support and the Torison System.
For the space-age nomad on the run, style is quite as indispensable as comfort, and surely, Yamamoto has once again provided us with the tools to be a space cowboy if we need to.