UPDATE: If you had plans on coppin' a piece of the Moneky Time x ASICS Gel Lyte V action, don't forget these are hitting select ASICS accounts in a couple of hours.
Monkey Time may not be world renowned yet, but it's got some serious pedigree – it's a spin off retail arm and label of United Arrows LTD., those Japanese emperors of vibrant streetwear, and this collaboration with ASICS Tiger is the start of its play to make the big time. These first images and video of the 'Lights&Shadows' Gel Lyte V don't give much away regarding the colourway, but we can probably fill in the blanks when we consider the film noir aesthetic being channeled. The 'Light' side of the deal comes in the supple leather rand panelling and midfoot tiger stripes, which are laid over tonal meshes, while the darkness lurks behind on the laces, neoprene ankle collar and heel panel.
Watch the clip below showing the sneak in action on the feet of a lady chasing private detective. The Monkey Time x ASICS Gel Lyte V 'Lights&Shadows' will release at Monkey Time Harajuku and Kyoto Limited store this Saturday, April 25, before a global retail release on May 9.