UPDATE: The colette x ASICS GEL-Lyte V Yakuta Pack is about to drop at the Parisian style purveyors, so we thought we'd take another look at the kimono style sneaker. The signature colourway has been harnessed with practiced precision, you'll be able to get up close and personal at colette from October 17.
The city of lights has met with the land of the rising sun for two GEL-Lyte Vs inspired by the yakuta. While you would don a kimono for formal occasions, the yakuta is a lighter, more casual robe. You could say the yakuta is the sneaker to the kimono’s dress shoe, which makes this colette colab especially fitting. Parisian boutique colette look to have gotten carte blanch for the colab because they’ve hit the GLVs with their favourite one-two colourway. The two have been made as tonal opposites of each other, with one predominantly blue with white accents and its counterpart the inverse of the make-up. Traditional yakuta detailing is then subtly embossed over the upper.
– Originally published October 15, 2016.