UPDATE: Good news. The mita sneakers x ASICS GT-Cool Xpress 'Lotus Pond' will be available outside of Japan shortly. Following an initial release on September 3, the water resistant colab will be making its way further afield to select stockists like END. Look for it to drop on November 12.
The idyllic scenery of the Ueno Park Lotus Pond serves as the inspiration for mita sneakers latest colab with ASICS. The GT-Cool Xpress ‘Lotus Pond’ sees the retro runner made up in earthy brown Durabuck and pigskin nubuck in a tone that pays homage to the muddy banks of the pond. The sneaker’s lining and outsole peeks out in a soft pink lifted from the petals of the lotus flowers. Adding a little character to the colab, the shoe’s pink insole is graced by a plump frog and chainlink fence graphic. With added water resistance, the sneakers are perfect for patrolling misty swamps or sweaty streets.
Those wanting to hop into a pair of the mita sneakers x ASICS GT-Cool Xpress 'Lotus Pond' can do so at mita sneakers on September 3.
– Originally published on August 31, 2016