As this season marks Y-3’s venture into a world of FIFA World Cup themed items, fusing sports performance with luxury aesthetics, the label’s Spring/Summer 2010 sneaker releases continue to reflect the label’s dedication to stylish performance . Aside from Yohji Yamamoto’s solid collection of classic Y-3 sneakers in a more mature and basic color palette of red, black white and futuristic neutral shades, new colorways and styles are introduced this season, offering the line more varied aesthetics with street casual styles. For instance, the hi-top Hemla seems like an interesting cross between vintage dress shoes and sleek urban sneakers as its streamlined silhouette and discreet lacing system are offset by a rugged reddish brown leather upper. Other numbers to note include the soccer cleat inspired Field silhouette reworked in one of this season’s fresh colorway– the speckled. Like the Hayworth Mid II, the Field features a black base with white speckles, giving the kicks an almost architectural, granite look. For those seeking more casual, easy wearing numbers that can be lugged around on lazy weekends, the Hejarklack is a reinvention of classic basketball shoes with new, thoughtful details. Lace eyelets are displaces and run in a zig-zag manner alongside the placket, and the dark olive leather upper spills over to a part of the midsoles to create an interesting contrast with the white EVA midsoles and rubber outsoles. Of course, for those who are simply looking for clean cut kicks to pair with slouchy sweat pants and a nice knit or something to dress up their everyday denim, the Y-3 classic Honja, Kazuhiri and popular Hayworth Mid II do come in new and easy colorways such as navy, silver, black and red. The shoes are now available for purchase online via: Y-3, so click on over the check out what the label has to offer for the upcoming season.