Kicks Flow: monkey time x ASICS Gel Lyte V "Lights & Shadows"


I always think back to middle school and even elementary school, when trying to figure out what my favorite kicks were back then. There were a ton, and some I’ve forgotten about, but get reminded of when I see relaunches and things like that. You have that “I used to have those!” moment. And one of the kicks that I always loved back then, were ASICS Gel’s. My dad bought me a pair when I was like 11-12, and they were the same as a pair he had too. Super comfortable, but stylish as well. So I always liked ASICS after that, and hoped they’d always be available in different models for me to cop. Since then, I’ve kinda stayed on course and have bought a lot of pairs that have shaped my “sweats and kicks” looks for years.

This season finds the ASICS Gel Lyte V spotlighted in a new collaboration, one made in partnership with Japan’s monkey time, a sub-brand of United Arrows. Dubbed “Lights & Shadows,” the shoe features a simple black and white color scheme that takes inspiration from the classic noir films of Hollywood’s past. 

A micro-perf white leather base is overlaid with smooth white premium leather, while contrasting hits of black finishes the contrast black tongue, laces and heel. A speckled midsole rounds out the details. The promotional shots look like something out of a Mike Hammer film from back in the day, which makes them even more awesome. Expect the kicks to launch April 25th exclusively at monkey time Harajuku and Kyoto, followed by a global release on May 9th.

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