Ahead of Y-3 SPORT’s official launch, we were recently afforded the opportunity to get hands-on with select pieces from the groundbreaking collection thanks to our friends from adidas NYC. A meeting ground for adidas and Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto to capitalize on the emergence of fashionable sportswear, the collection comprises three distinct categories – approach, ultralight and base layer – each one developed with unique functions in mind.
The Approach Jacket, created using adidas heat-mapping research, features lightweight bonded seams and ventilation technology to maximize breathability. Meanwhile, the Approach shoe, enhanced with BOOST and Primeknit technology, offers superior comfort in a high-top construction.
Modifications to adizero and TechFit innovations have resulted in the evolution of cycling-inspired garments, with the Airflow Breaker among the first to demonstrate new waterproof fabrics.
Finally, key base layers – which include a Merino wool T-shirt and fine-knit top for women – have been introduced, ushering in a new era of lifestyle-infused sportswear.
The Y-3 SPORT collection will arrive online and at select retailers tomorrow.
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