Y-3 Yohji Court
Often standing right on the line between technical and casual, adidas Y-3 takes the timeless tennis staple, the Stan Smith, and translates it into Yohji Yamamoto’s own design language. Simplistic throughout and quite true to form — only upon first glance — the pair is a stripped down reimagining of the aforementioned as all overlays are completely removed for a kit smooth in its every stitch, or rather, the lack thereof. Toe boxes incorporate the rounded toe in a construction of smooth white leathers; eye stay outline in straight to zig-zag perforations while the loose outlines of a heel tab arrives debossed with the “Y-3” logo. Branding doesn’t end just there, however, as it emblazons on the tongue in boldfaced black and the leading designer’s signature dots across the profile in favor of the Three Stripes.