Boston-based sneaker store Bodega brings the classic ASICS GEL-MAI silhouette back in an “Underground” colorway.
Inspired by mortality, the Bodega x ASICS Tiger GEL-MAI “Underground” features a monochrome striped toe box with orange suede and pale bluish-white leather.
The Bodega x ASICS Tiger collaborative sneaker borrows the GEL-MAI silhouette for this collaboration sneaker that’s inspired by the idea of death and how it’s portrayed across cultures and time.
Constructed from a mix of ostrich, nubuck, suede and pebbled leather, the one-piece upper also features a zig-zag asymmetrical lacing system to mimic the bones of the foot.
Anatomical prints of the human feet complete the macabre look. They are hidden underneath the icy transparent outsoles of the shoes.
“By presenting the skeletal imagery in anatomical form, the skeleton is presented as two sides of one coin, as an agent of motion and mortality; It is a visual representation of the juxtaposition between one of the most vibrant cities in the world, and the legions of human bones beneath its streets,” said Bodega in a statement.
“The more universal message is that no matter who you are, or what journeys you take in life, everyone ends up as a skeleton in the end.”
The Bodega x ASICS Tiger GEL-MAI “Underground” drops this Friday, June 23, exclusively at Bodega and its online store.
The Bodega x ASICS Tiger GEL-MAI “Underground” will retail in Singapore for S$249.