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Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas’ collaborative fashion label Y-3 “has served up boundary-pushing sportstyle designs for over two decades now.” Add the Japan Football Association’s new on-pitch kits, and thematic ‘Culturewear,’ to the list (Adidas / Hypebeast)

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A free, self-service, sports equipment vending machine next to a basketball court on Paris’s canal Saint-Martin. “Le Basket” has never been more popular in France (AP)

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