The Y-3 Dress Lace Changes the Dress Shoe Game With Perforated Leather and Denim

By: Michael Hines - Published: Mar 22, 2011 • References: y-3store & highsnobiety
Y-3 is changing the dress shoe game with the Y-3 Dress Lace. The Y-3 Dress Lace is a dress shoe unlike any other, made up of a combination of raw denim and perforated leather.

Yeah, I said perforated leather. The perforated upper panel and toebox combined with the denim middle panel give Y-3's new design a look quite uncommon for a dress shoe. The underside of this shoe is comprised of rubber and leather and features a TPU TORSION® Bar for added stability.

Experimentation like this is typical in the sneaker game, but rarely do designers step so far out of the box when creating formal footwear. The Y-3 Dress Lace was designed for Y-3's Spring/Summer 2011 collection and sells for $390. Stats for Denim Dress Shoes Trending: Older & Mild
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