xVESSEL is a brand by VanNess Wu, a Taiwanese American actor, and singer -- he recently created a sneaker model for Yohji Yamamoto and the silhouette is set to be a part of the Spring/Summer 2020 collection. The silhouette is now a high-top model and features four iterations.
The sneaker features the signature layering midsole by xVESSEL alongside a cushioned cork and asymmetric heel tab in black. There is also a RiRi zipper enclosure at the back of the shoe to allow for easy access to the tall black and red shoes. The other options are lot top cuts in all-black or black and white, featuring an easy 'fitgo' mechanic lacing system.
Image Credit: Yohji Yamamoto
sVESSEL Creates a High-Top Sneaker for Yohji Yamamoto SS20
1. Layering Midsole - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new materials or designs for layering midsoles to enhance comfort and style in footwear.
2. Asymmetric Heel Tab - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new ways to incorporate asymmetric heel tabs in footwear designs for added visual appeal.
3. 'fitgo' Mechanic Lacing System - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Invent innovative lacing systems that offer convenience and easy customization of fit in sneakers.
1. Footwear Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate advanced materials and technologies in the manufacturing process to create cutting-edge sneakers with unique features.
2. Fashion Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Experiment with unconventional design elements, such as asymmetric heel tabs, to push the boundaries of fashion and create statement pieces.
3. Sports and Athletic Gear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate new lacing systems, like the 'fitgo' mechanic lacing system, into sports footwear to enhance performance and user experience.