Chinese fashion label Li-Ning unveiled its Fall/Winter 2019 collection at New York Fashion Week earlier and one of the standout items was the Arc Ace sneakers. The footwear design draws inspiration from traditional Chinese carving methods and fractal art practices.
The most notable element of the look is found at the midsoles, which have a spine-like structure and is meant to function by directing energy from the heel to the toe area. The uppers boast a technical cage overlaying detail with a clear synthetic base. It features a padded sock lining, branding at the tongue, and a heel pull tab. The uppers also feature so cut-out details across the sides and the toe to showcase the contrasting materials.