Italy's Slam Jam has teamed up with ASICS on a "multidisciplinary project" dubbed the 6THPRLL, a sequel to their 5TH DIMENSION collaboration from 2010, in which Slam Jam devised the story of an imaginary universe. The 6THPRLLL is a darker version of this previous world, populated by various tribes, and where shades of black and grey represent their unknown existence. Those tribes are brought to life by photographer Mustafa Sabbagh and Simone Valsecchi, who hand crafted warrior masks from the deconstructed components of the ASICS GEL-Lyte III. The "6THPRLLL" sneaker itself carries a mesh upper in different shades of grey, with matching suede overlays at the forefoot, and the heel panel rendered in a lively light blue tone. The kicks launch May 14th, along with a zine and 7" vinyl featuring the namesake track "6THPRLL," produced by Khalab and DJ Hendrix, which also serves as the soundtrack to the launch video.
Release Date: 5/14/16 (Saturday)