Australia's Highs and Lows works with with Japan's Monkey Time on this Asics collaboration. The theme is inspired by traditional arts of the latter‰ۡó»s home country.
‰ۡÌÝ?Ichimatsu‰ۡó? is a checkerboard pattern, named after actor Sanokawa Ichimatsu (1722-62) who used it on his trousers.
Throughout history the decorative motif has been used in fields such as architecture, fashion and interior design. Now HAL and monkey time apply Ichimatsu patterns to the always popular Gel-lyte V. At first the running silhouette sports an inconspicuous look, due to a subtle mix of white, light grey and black.
The most interesting parts turns out to be the insoles and the translucent outsole though which reveals a black-and-white checkerboard design and as nice little detail, a set of checkered rope laces also subtly complements the look.
Sizes shown are Mens US