Y-3 will line-up “Yohji Boost” sneakers combining adidas Sport Performance’s “Boost Foam” and Yohji Yamamoto’s design. On sale from May 23 in Asia and from June 12 in other countries. Limited to 500 pairs globally. Priced at 25,000 yen.

Yohji Boost introduces the “Pure Boost” sole to cushion the feet with foam and provide comfort. The white and minimalistic design is accentuated with adidas’s symbolic three stripes. The item uses neoprene covered with micromesh and Napa leather.

For those who purchase footwear at Japanese Y-3 stores sometime between May 23 and June 8, a tote bag will be provided as a gift in limited numbers.

The new “Boost Foam” from adidas was jointly developed with German chemical company BASF. An accumulation of thousands of small energy capsules promote high quality shock absorption and elasticity. The sole absorbs the wearer’s energy to then return a large amount of it back to the wearer.