Having already worked with Asics on the unique 'Lights and Shadows' rendition of the Gel Lyte V in the summer of last year, the latest effort from United Arrows sister brand perfectly executes another well considered concept, breathing new life in to the classic running silhouette.
Drawing inspiration from the natural hues of the desert, the runners pigskin nubuck upper has been dressed in an all over light sand, from the perforated toe box through to the textured heel. Tonal detailing such as the branding on the side panels and the complimenting lycra sock liner resemble the various layers of the dunes, with the speckled midsole reminiscent of the grains of sand in a sandstorm, all of which are subtle enough to maintain the premium feel of the silhouette. The shoe is competed with hairy suede panelling on the heel, waxed cotton laces and hardwearing gum outsole to tie the shoes look together.
Having already released exclusively through monkey time back in December to a solid reception, The Asics x monkey time Gel Lyte V "Sand Layer" is now set to release on Saturday the 30th of January at Hanon, Footpatrol, DSM and END.