The Design Of The Adidas Y-3 Shiku Run

Adidas x Yohji Yamamoto / Y-3 Footwear & Accessories Design Director, Aurélien Longo recently shared a look at the design process of the Adidas Y-3 Shiku Run.

“When I began my career at adidas, I started as an assistant footwear-designer in the Y-3 team, and could never imagine I would become the design-director few years later. After few seasons in the adidas Statement/collabs team, I had the opportunity to come back to Y-3 and direct and design the new footwear collections.
This new Y-3 SHIKU RUN marks the beginning of this new chapter. I hope you will like it.” – Aurélien Longo

Below you can see some of the initial sketches and renderings of the Shiku run, a style that features an EVA sole and takes inspiration from the Adidas’ performance running shoes.

“The initial concept of this project was all about “gesture”. One simple line that goes from the top to bottom, from heel loop to the outsole that can define the aesthetic of this running shoe,while referring to the 70ies era of adidas with the SL72 reference.” – Aurélien Longo

Development : Oury Hermes
Product Manager : Lukas Ruprecht
Creative Direction, Colors and Materials : Aurélien Longo
Outsole Pattern Design : Louis Toussaint

Mr. Bailey

Product Designer + Footwear Architect | Founder of @ConceptKicks |

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