Brand: adidas Y-3

Model: Ayero

Key Features: A mesh, neoprene, and nubuck upper is paired with a chunky serrated rubber sole and shock-absorbing, moisture-managing Poron linings. The elasticated tabs at the heel counters structure the shoe.

Release Date: Available now

Price: €320 / $393 USD

Buy: Mr Porter (EU site)

Editor’s Notes: Taking cues from silhouettes like the Y-3 Qasa with its neoprene construction and other chunky-soled sneakers that are very popular at the moment, Y-3 has opted for a more streamlined upper, staying true to its minimalist design ethos.

According to Mr Porter, Yohji Yamamoto likens the design process to building armor, which is probably why these sneakers look like tanks for your feet. If you’re in the business of kicking down doors, these might be for you.

Check them out in further detail on Mr Porter and buy them via the link below.

In other sneaker news, here’s proof that buying and reselling luxury sneakers is not a great idea.

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