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Brand: Skechers x kansaïyamamoto

Model: Max Cushioning Premier

Release Date: Available now

Price: $170 each

Buy: In-store and online at Skechers

What We’re Saying: Kansai Yamamoto may have passed away last year, but his legacy undoubtedly lives on. In an unexpected collaboration, Skechers is paying homage to the legendary Japanese designer by showcasing his distinctive aesthetic on four new sneaker styles.

“Kansai was a legend not only in fashion circles throughout his entire career, but as an inspiration to so many artists that followed. Skechers was incredibly fortunate for the chance to work on this collaboration influenced by the master before he passed away,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “Skechers footwear has appeared in major runway shows around the globe over the last few years with buzzworthy styles that get the world talking. Kansai’s creative vision follows that progression with the iconic design fused with our Skechers Max Cushioning Premier and D’Lites styles that offer incredible comfort.”

At the core, Skechers x kansaïyamamoto is a celebration of high fashion and avant-garde imagery. The project finds Yamamoto's iconic designs and color inspiration taking over a range of Max Cushioning Premier fashion sneakers for men and women. More specifically, the men’s KY Kabuki Paint and women’s KY Nadeshiko incorporate signature Yamamoto designs drawing from traditional kabuki theater and beauty, while the men’s KY Sol and women’s KY Luna include ombre color motifs that convey the notion of sun and moon.

"Enjoy the street with an uplifting feel that starts in your feet in these shoes developed through a collaboration between Skechers and Kansai’s brand that’s overflowing with his distinctive aesthetics and energy," KANSAI SUPER STUDIO communications manager Hatsumi Iwasaki said in a statement.

Priced at $170 each, you can find the Skechers x kansaïyamamoto Max Cushioning Premier colorways available now at select Skechers flagship stores worldwide and online. Additional sneakers from the collaboration will be available in August.

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