This is the FAC51-Y3, it’s not just an other adidas Y-3 sneaker, this one has real story behind it. Adidas Y-3 is opening a store in Manchester and to celebrate that event they teamed up with The Haçienda, Manchester’s most legendary club which is having its 25th anniversary. The FAC51-Y3 is not really my kind of sneaker, Y-3 has better ones, but I think the design fits the club. The name is just like a record catalog number, FAC51 stands for a record release on Factory Records and Y3 … that’s self-explanatory. The sneaker was a collaboration between Peter Saville, once graphic designer for Factory Records, Ben Kelly, the architect responsible for the interiors of the now legendary club, and Peter Hook, bass player of Joy Division / New Order. The whole package looks amazing, the shoe box resembles the shape of the club’s dancefloor. Of course this is a strictly limited release, only 250 pairs will be available. You’ll have to cough up €500 if you want to lay your hands on these.
I have praised the Y-3 website before, the 360° feature is so well executed! It’s so much fun browsing that I’ve just found a new must have, that Hodded blouson.