Y-3 reintroduces the iconic QASA HIGH for SS22

Brand: Y-3


Release date: May 25

Price: To confirm

To buy: Online at adidas Y-3

Editor’s notes: Man, the early 2010s was such a time, right? Of course, I definitely have a nostalgia bias having been in my teens at that time, but come on – Look at the throne? cruel summer? Orange channel? Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 2? Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy? Hood by Air? The beginnings of Off-White? The list continues.

It was a time of high flair, risk-taking and a pretty straight-forward attitude. These were the years when luxury and streetwear collided head-on, setting the stage for many industry-shaping collaborations that we continue to see today. As far as I’m concerned, the last end of this decade, and the current one, are still trying to recapture that magic.

Personally, no era beats the early 2010s, so it’s great to see a monumental version of that era getting renewed love in a time when the year 2000 is thick. I am of course talking about the reintroduction of adidas and Yohji Yamamoto’s iconic QASA HIGH.

To this day, the Y-3 QASA HIGH remains one of the most beloved premium crossover and sportswear sneaker silhouettes on the market – and for good reason. Released in 2013 during the heyday of Tumblr, the sneaker has become the go-to for streetwear enthusiasts and online style subcultures such as Health Goth, Urban Ninja, and more.

The silhouette is unmistakable. Its expressive EVA outsole, chosen from adidas tubular running technology from the 90s, its sock-like neoprene upper, elastic straps, leather toe cap and suede heel lining make it one of the most sought-after trendsetters. top sneaker – and honestly, it’s perfect.

For its return, the QASA HIGH retains all of its original glory, landing once again in its classic white-on-black colorway. Here’s hoping the beloved triple black iteration isn’t far behind.

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