Y-3 and adidas continue to further their collection of futuristic luxury streetwear styled sneakers. Now they introduce the next wave of the adidas Y-3 Runner 4D II in a new “Bone/White” colorway.
Y-3 and adidas have been partners for quite some time now as Yohji Yamamoto adds his luxurious aesthetics to the athletic brands’ sneakers. When 4D was first introduced it was a no brainer that Y-3 would use the futuristic carbon midsole for their collaborations, and that is exactly what they did as they quickly implemented the new technology into their silhouettes. Upon introduction, everyone loved the 4D midsole and the newly founded technology but there were a couple of complaints from fans that came with it. The main problem was the production numbers did not meet the demand and many struck out on the initial releases. The second was the carbon green midsole appeared unattractive to the eye in some opinions. Well, the good news is adidas was able to revamp their process to supply the high demand as of late and now for this edition, the 4D midsole is found in a fresh new “Bone White” colorway that replaces the usual light carbon green.
Boasting a vintage look, the light colors on the shoe are slightly yellowed. The upper consists of a two-layer white primeknit and a futuristic lacing system that features lightweight tensile cording that defines the new aesthetic language of the Y-3 Runner 4D II. For added detailing, nubuck overlays to contrast the white upper can be found on the medial and lateral portions of the midfoot. The upper then acts as a canvas for branding as a Three Stripes graphic and the designer, Yohji Yamamoto’s perfect signature are featured in black on the tongue. To top the look off, the midsole features the “Bone White” 4D sole unit.
Although the runner sees updates on the look, they also made changes to improve the performance and feel as well. For example, it features a wider footbed and a thicker and higher midsole that provides greater multi-directional stability, providing higher energy return in specific areas. The normal outsole is also swapped out for a Continental rubber outsole that improves the grip. The added technical improvements and additional features to the look of the sneaker both yield a new expression of the adidas 4D vision.
ADIDAS Y-3 RUNNER 4D II RELEASE INFORMATION
If you’re looking to pick up a pair they are expected to release on May 2nd, 2019 for a retail price of $600. They will become available at select Y-3 flagship stores like SNS and Y-3.com. Do not hesitate to pick up a pair as they likely will be released in limited quantities. Check out official images below and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for updates and other adidas Y-3 news.
adidas Y-3 Runner 4D II
Release Date: May 2nd, 2019
Color: White/Black-Core White
Style Code: EF0902