Monkey Time x ASICS GEL-Lyte V 'Dress Up' Is Perfect For More Formal Occasions - The Drop Date

Monkey Time x ASICS GEL-Lyte V ‘Dress Up’ Is Perfect For More Formal Occasions

2016-12-13T10:24:02

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The MONKEY TIME X ASICS GEL-LYTE V ‘DRESS UP’ is this year’s second collaboration between the UNITED ARROWS offshoot and running shoe brand.

The two Japanese outfits have teamed up once again to provide the GEL-Lyte V silhouette with a smart and formal rendering. As the name ‘Dress Up’ implies, this new iteration takes on the appearance of a dress shoe. The upper is clad entirely in black and is constructed using a combination of nubuck and shiny leather. The leather covers the toebox and heel, while the soft nubuck covers the middle. The midsole and heel also features a marbled black pattern, adding to the premium, luxurious look. Monkey Time, the young UNITED ARROWS-owned label, has been building up its c.v. with collaborations with the likes of PUMA, Champion and, of course, ASICS. It has chosed to work with established brands that boast streetwear masterpieces, such as the GEL-Lyte V, which the creative team can reimagine for a forward-looking sneakerhead market. This particular iteration of the classic ASICS silhouette is clearly designed to forces the trainer-wearing public to look at kicks in a new light, i.e. as a piece of formalwear as opposed to just casual streetwear. So what do you think, could you see yourself rocking a pair of these with a dark suit? Check out the pix for inspiration.

The MONKEY TIME X ASICS GEL-LYTE V ‘DRESS UP’ has been available online from Japanese retailers but will make its way to these shores from 23 DECEMBER: check back for the full release details soon. In the meantime, you can shop the current ASICS Tiger collection at SIZE? via the banner below.

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