What toy maker Hasbro has to do with sneakers? And sports shoes maker ASICS has to do with G.I. Joe. Clearly, nothing for both instances. Well, that’s until now when Hasbro partnered with ASICS to launch G.I. Joe Limited Edition GEL-LYTE III Shoes. Based on ASICS GEL-LYTE III, these kicks feature cosmetics inspired by iconic characters from the cartoon series, Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes, as envisioned by world renowned pop artist Anderson Bluu.
Here’s a little fact about the GEL-LYTE III:
“Uncompromising on style and comfort, the GEL-LYTE III boasts iconic and innovative design that wouldn’t be complete without the split tongue and ASICS’ famous GEL technology cushioning; a silicone-like material that effectively absorbs shock and protects the feet from high-impact strikes.”
“The black Snake Eyes model features a crystal rubber outsole with a discovery element, premium emblem and reflective detailing with black leather; the model is elevated and modernized with custom art on the insert. The white Storm Shadow model features a crystal rubber outsole which masks the character beneath while the premium emblem detailing grounds the model in the story. Through the intertwining of story and design aesthetic the model is elevated and modernized with custom art on the insert. On the bottom of both shoe models is an iced outsole revealing Zartan – a shadowy figure who plays a key part in the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow story.”
Want a pair to two? Well, then head on down to Foot Locker starting today (February 22) and secure a pair or two or whatever number. Don’t worry, it is not going to break your bank cos’ each pair is going at a fairly reasonable $120. In a related news, there are some New Era and Hex apparel, namely hats, in case you wish to complete the look.
Now available exclusively at @footlocker: @asicstigerusa x G.I. Joe limited edition GEL-LYTE III shoes inspired by iconic characters Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes; New Era and Hex offer apparel and accessories to complete the look. pic.twitter.com/k03pjL6fy7— Hasbro (@Hasbro) February 22, 2019