(imageWIS @ Feb. 17 2005,17:09) Brian what do you think about my Y-3's? Jon.
I like them, too. Q's: How much; how's the fit; are they comfortable/supportive (I've got low arches)?
Regarding my Y-3's and their fit / price: They were $290, of which I paid exactly $290 since I got them at Bergdorf's and they were not on sale. Yes, that is a lot to pay for sneakers, but I really, really like the way they look and I have never seen anyone else with a pair, and I don't think I ever will. The sizing is odd. I normally wear a size 8 / 8.5 in Adidas, but these things are 9's and they fit like a glove, so go figure. The inside looks like this: very padded sides and footpad; where the heel rests there is a "˜Y' shape sticking out of the shoe that is raised slightly higher than the rest of the footpad. Honestly, it is not the most comfortable thing on earth; I had to counteract it with a thin footpad. But, after use, the "˜Y' seems to have recessed in and the shoes are really comfy now and I can go hours in them feeling nothing but ease. The footpad is perfectly flat, with no arch curvature to speak of. Alas, even though they were perhaps too much of a pain in the ass for the price paid, I love the way they look and now, they way they feel. Jon.