Y3 Take on the Trail Runner with the Harigane Sneaker
The trail running sneaker is having a bit of a fashion moment recently – alongside the wider trends of normcore, dadcore, whatever you want to call it – as a reclaimed symbol of utility and practicality over style, given new life by the cutting-edge trendsetters of fashion weeks the world over. Given this current climate, the brand new Harigane sneaker from Y3 makes perfect sense: unapologetic in its technical origins, Y3 adopt an ‘inside-out’ approach, putting the sneaker’s inner workings on display for all to see.
Starting with the now-expected lightweight Primeknit upper as a base, the Harigane – Japanese for ‘wires’ – lives up to its name by exposing the cable-based lacing system at the sides, utilising a floating lace-stay whilst also cleverly incorporating the signature 3 Stripes into the deconstructed look.
The sole unit continues this theme, with multi-layered foam strata of variable density showing exactly how the cushioning works, while the outsole adopts the customary sawtooth tread of traditional trail running sneakers, all adding up to an aggressive look. But it’s not all technical and utilitarian; premium grain leather accents add a touch of luxury, while the Poron-cushioned leather insole ensures all-day comfort.
If you’re looking to add something a little different to your sneaker rotation, Y3 have come through once again with a stellar option.
The Y3 Harigane sneaker in both Black / Red and White / Black colourways is available in-store and online now at Aphrodite Clothing.