PROJECT NAME: ADIDAS Y-3 SAGEO | PRICEPOINT: $350 | DISTRIBUTION: Y-3 RETAIL
fashion-minded individuals | high-end consumers | urban runners
stagnation | fading of tradition | separation of fashion & sport
fusion of aesthetics & function | cultural influences | innovation
geta outsole | sageo quarter upper | tsuka-ito sockliner/tongue
silk: charmeuse | leather: full grain | neoprene: synthetic rubber
"Traveling means coming back home." A urban runner does this to stay sharp.
I. KATANA (blade weapon): Forged in a sacred art that took several weeks to develop. Made with specialized Japanese steel called "Tamahagane".
II. O-YOROI (great armor): Worn by higher ranking samurai. Combination of plates and scales that are very strong with great flexibility.
III. BUSHIDO (moral value): honor, courage, integrity, compassion, respect, honesty, loyalty.
IV. SAGEO (katana cord): ties saya (scabbard) to the wielders belt | charmeuse silk flows throughout upper | supportive pieces allow for snug fitting
V. GETA (sandal): intigrated insole/midsole | worn to keep feet clean from ground elements | two central support pillars for impact absorption
VI. DAI (geta board): main article housing sole elements | outsole pillars focusing on balance | ha (teeth) concentrates on central support
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