One of my favorite brands this year has been ASICS. The sound mind in a sound body company has taken serious effort in navigating a shifting landscape in fashion and performance. They’ve confidently launched a Knit Trainer and doubled down on their more serious performance footwear. The entire time they’ve also made an effort to generate strong stories about their products.
The art of Shibori Pack utilizes the technique of shibori dyeing to create shoes that don’t look like anything else on the market. Using two silhouettes, the Samsara Lo and the Mexico Delegation as the foundation, indigo blue is the colorway and what appears to be a tye dye transforms the upper into a masterful display of a classic art technique. At 140 and 130 respectively is the shoe worth it? I would say yes as the dyeing technique is not likely to produce a consistent pattern on every pair. It’s a unique and stylish look with minimal branding, but is eye catching enough to garner the attention of those who like fashion.