Y-3 releases a new footwear style first seen at its Fall/Winter 2018 runway show. The Kaiwa trainer innovates while remaining rooted in the adidas archive, reframing the brand’s pioneering ’90s principle of comfort through geometry.

Inspired by this concept, Y-3 combines a running-inspired silhouette with fearless street attitude to create the Kaiwa, which means “conversation” in Japanese, and here symbolizes the constant dialogue, between adidas and Yohji Yamamoto, around street culture, craftsmanship, and technology.

Minimalist yet maximalist, inspired by performance yet street, the Kaiwa is an expression of the dualities at the core of Y-3.

On August 3, The Kaiwa will launch globally at Y-3 flagship stores, Y-3.com, and select retailers worldwide in black-white color combination.