It hasn’t taken long for Chinese sportswear label Li-Ning to ascend from relative up-and-comer to one of the most talked about labels in the sneaker game. Revered for their fashion-forward, maximal design aesthetic, the trail-blazing brand has unveiled two exciting new models: the Furious Rider Ace, and the Essence 2 SFS.
Fresh off causing a ruckus at Paris Fashion Week, the Furious Rider Ace is perfectly suited to contemporary runways, blessed with heritage 90s details and a chunky exterior. Mesh and leather dress the upper, while followers of the trail runner renaissance will appreciate the aggressive outsole, and hiking-style double lacing system.
Taking the wildness up a notch, the Essence 2 SFS oozes basketball style, and comes patched out with a multicoloured deconstructed look. The high-cut upper stays cosy thanks to a stretchy knit construction, while textile and leather overlays deliver head-turning highlights. Li-Ning branding is stamped across the unique rubber outsole, as hiking-style lacing returns to round things out.
The Furious Rider Ace and Essence 2 SFS arrive in men’s and women’s sizes, with the former available in contrasting black and white colourways. Hit up Hype DC to see what all the fuss is about!