To follow up our “Nice Cream” story, we wanted to pay homage to Asics and its foundation from country of Japan. We wanted to highlight the Black Sesame ice cream as the theme as it has a uniquely rich flavor that one would not usually associate with desserts. Although it is not a common flavor, it has become a favorite to many as it provides a nice counter balance to idea of sweet treats. Along with the dessert, we were inspired by the beautiful sometsuke bowls that desserts are often served out of. This specific detail is called out by the pattern printed on the Gel Lyte III’s signature split tongue and collar. Lastly to top everything off, the color pop on the laces and heel are influenced by green mint leaves that is added for garnishing. We aspire to put out meaningful and tasteful designs through all our collaborations.