UPDATE: These are dropping today at both Commonwealth locations, before going online on Monday.
American sneaker retailer Commonwealth jump back in the ring with the ASICS Gel Lyte V, following their triumphant Gemini release. There's some elaborate sneaker storytelling involved with this latest drop too – it has been dubbed the 'da Vinci', and takes its colour cues from those immortal sketches of Leonardo da Vinci. Commonwealth chose the Italian jack of all trades as the muse for the sneaker because of his kinship with the current youth generation. "[The sneaker] started off with the observation of today’s youth and young professionals," Omar Quiambao, co-founder of Commonwealth told Complex. "How everyone has diverse interests and are able to excel at different types of jobs/positions at once, i.e. designer/DJ/photgrapher/waiter. Basically modern day 'Renaissance' people, hence using da Vinci as the inspiration." The Commonwealth x ASICS Gel Lyte V 'da Vinci' arrives in-store this Saturday, March 21. Info via Complex.
- Originally Published March 17th, 2015