Newcastle-based sneaker and fashion boutique END. is no stranger to food-themed footwear collaborations. Four years ago, they teamed up with Saucony for the mouth-watering “Burger” Shadow 5000 – and now the retailer taps ASICS to craft a trainer tribute to Japanese cuisine.
ASICS brings out their undisputed staple with the GEL-LYTE III as the folks from END. spice things up with a wasabi treatment. The silhouette’s perforated pigskin nubuck upper is dipped in a Green Gecko tone that mimicks the well-known color of the Sushi spice. Gunmetal grey hues on the signature side logo reference the rocky regions in which the Far Eastern delicacy is typically cultivated. And to round off the design, tropical peach accents symbolize the traditional sashimi rolls and pink-pickled ginger that complete the dish.
The “Wasabi” GEL-LYTE III also features dual-branded footbeds and heel patches, as well as an END. Japanese character patch on the tongue. And to make sure that this exquisite pair of kicks safely arrives at sneaker gourmets worldwide, the shoes come in a custom bento box that also includes a branded wasabi bowl and chopsticks.
Take a closer look at the collab and feast your eyes on the yummy pics below that were put together by photographer @ryustyler.
Release Details – END x ASICS GEL-LYTE III Wasabi
Until March 8, 2018 you can enter the raffle for the END x ASICS GEL-LYTE III Wasabi via END. Launches. The shoe retails for 145 €, the size run goes from UK 4 to 12.
Now have a look at the outdoor-ready HAVEN x ASICS GEL-LYTE MT.