by Marcos Chin in New Fashion on Friday 12 October 2007

No, Dorothy would have never come across these shoes in Oz, but she would have at Odin, a smallish men’s store in New York’s East Village. Who said men’s fashion was boring? These are Yohji Yamamoto’s Honja Hi sneakers, which are a part of his Y-3 line, a collaboration with Addidas. This wasn’t the result of any sort of emotional buying, nor were they purchased out of necessity either. I saw them, I felt the blood rush to my face, and so I bought them — my very own pair of ruby red slippers.