Boost... The sole of adidas

2016-11-25 18:03:00

Y-3 Yohji Run Boost

Is the Boost the sole reason for adidas’s resurgence?  For years it was Nike who could be counted on for innovation and adidas who would provide a healthy dose of nostalgic reissues – but the Boost changed all that.

Made up of thousands of miniscule energy capsules which contract under pressure before bouncing back to their original form, it’s a sole that performs in a sporting arena (providing superior cushioning and support) while looking fresh. Its futuristic aesthetic has been applied to a number footwear styles and embraced by both athletes and trainer aficionados alike. Check out two Boost models from Y-3’s AW16 collection…

The X-Ray Zip is not a conventional sneaker – laces are sacrificed (check the zip closure) for clean lines and uncluttered design. Available in both Core Black and Grey, team with a pair of technical pants, like Acronym’s P24A-S Articulated BDU, for a crisp sports-tech look.

The Yohji Run Boost features a stretch mesh upper and subtle tonal three-stripe detailing, almost in deference to the shoe’s most exciting feature: the Boost sole. Dimpled and white, it is fast becoming as recognisable as the brand’s iconic stripes. Take this look full-adi and combine with Y-3’s Techfleece Pant.

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