Kengo Kuma’s Bamboo Weaving Inspired ASICS Collaboration

Acclaimed Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma has collaborated with ASICS to create a super refreshing take on their Metaride AMU silhouette.

The style features a layered, interwoven upper pattern made from synthetic strips, inspired by a traditional japanese bamboo crafting technique known as ‘Yatara Knitting’. The style also utilizes an eco-conscious tan midsole, made from a wood-derived textile, with a white “Flytefoam” outsole.

You can see some of the initial design process, as well as a look at the final shoe, below.

Via DesignBoom

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