Mihara Yasuhiro is one of the most important footwear designers that you've probably never heard of. Since his eponymous label launched in ’97, Yasuhiro has collaborated with everyone from PUMA to Moncler, yet he remains an under-the-radar name in fashion.
Yasuhiro’s latest drop is built from a number of footwear cult classics that have been given new lease life for the upcoming season. Using iconic silhouettes as the foundation, he molds a new, unmistakable sole unit to render the styles his own, making the familiar silhouettes seem almost otherworldly. Recently, the signature sole unit found its way onto Nike's latest collaboration with Travis Scott, too...
In honor of one of the footwear world’s most underrated designers, we’ve rounded up our top picks from Maison Miharayasuhiro Fall/Winter 2021.
Scroll down to see the best of new-season Maison Miharaysuhiro footwear
Distressed Sole Sneakers
If you were to recreate a pair of retro runners using play-doh, it might end up looking something like this pair of Distressed Sole Sneakers from Miharayasuhiro. A characteristically exaggerated sole unit complements a New Balance-style upper.
One of Miharayasuhiro's staple silhouettes is the Hank. This low-top design is a familiar favorite that's taken out of context with signature clay-look sole units. Thanks to the minimal uppers, it's the perfect shoe for some wild finishes like the metallic silver selection above.
Did someone say Vans Authentic? The Maison Miharayasuhiro Baker Sneaker comes in a range of out-there colorways for Fall/Winter 2021. Whether you're looking for an update of the classic checkerboard or a pony-hair highlight, the Baker Sneakers are for you.
Coming in both high-top and low-top form this season, the Miharayasuhiro Peterson Sneakers are arguably the most understated of the MMY offering. Filled out with premium materials like the beautiful murky green suede above, this silhouette exemplifies the designer's penchant for subtle upgrades.
General Scale Sneakers
Miharayasuhiro's collection is so unapologetically bold that the minimal General Scale Sneakers become the odd one out. Gone are the chunky clay-look sole unit, thick laces, and unorthodox uppers. All that stands in their place is a pair of simple, old-fashioned canvas keds.
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