The Tokyo-based sneaker design label KICKS LAB follows its pattern of collaboration with its latest project with ASICS, resulting in the KL-Shinobi sneakers. The collaborative shoes are a new version of the sleek GEL-Lyte III silhouette. With the concept of a shoe that is fit for the ninja lifestyle, the name of the collaborative piece came to be.
The KICKS LAB x ASICS KL-Shinobi sneakers boast a low top cut and rest on a GEL-cushioned foundation for maximized comfort. The monochromatic black, gray, and white colorway gives the shoe an overall clean and minimal look. The gray-scale follows throughout in the construction of the upper, using premium leather materials and suede paneling details. Additionally, both the insoles and outsoles nod to the silent mercenaries with design accents of Japanese characters.