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Sneakers Published: February 8, 2019 Updated: February 12, 2019  |  WORDS: Mari Martinez

BEAMS and Adidas team up for the sleekest Yung 1 release

BEAMS and Adidas work together on the Yung 1 silhouette.

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BEAMS and Adidas slaps an all-black upper on the Yung 1.

The BEAMS x Adidas Yung 1 goes against the grain by doing the opposite of standing out.

Collaborations have become such a norm these days that we can barely keep track of who’s working with whom. Seriously, there are a lot. Many collaborations find a way to stand out, be it by flipping a swoosh, slapping on a whole lot of color or even reimagining the silhouette itself. But BEAMS and Adidas are trying a minimalist approach to standing out.

Coming in the standard mesh-suede mix for the upper, the sneaker comes in a tonal black colorway. That’s it. No outstanding BEAMS branding on the upper, midsole or even insole. At first glance, it looks like the general release (GR) all-black Adidas Yung 1; however, there are some slight differences. And although the official colorway is “black/black-black”, the BEAMS x Adidas Yung 1 comes in a lighter, almost subdued shade of black. At the end of the day, the BEAMS x Adidas Yung 1 might just be an “If you know, you know” type of collaboration, but with the saturation of collabs these days, that might be a good thing.

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No official release dates on the BEAMS x Adidas Yung 1 as of now, but watch this space for updates.

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