We are proud to present a brand new collaboration with Onitsuka Tiger.
For this project we have joined forces with Onitsuka Tiger to rework the 'COLORADO EIGHTY-FIVE' - a trail running shoe originally launched in the mid eighties for the great outdoors. Inspiration for the release was drawn from the 'aurora borealis' and continues a theme we adapted to an earlier project with Onituska Tiger's younger brother ASICS in 2010.
Commonly referred to as the 'Northern Lights' the Aurora Borealis is a natural light phenomenon that occurs in the northern hemisphere and observed at night during the winter months. For those lucky enough to see it, the skies are transformed from darkness to a multicoloured light show.
Our edition of the COLORADO EIGHTY-FIVE nods to our northerly location where the northern lights can be seen at varying points of the year. As the initial idea stemmed from Onitsuka Tiger’s stripes and ribbons of light created by the aurora, both the lateral and medial sides of the shoe differ in colour application, whilst to reflect the night sky, the upper is
executed in a mix of dark purple, blue and grey.
Finished in a plush calf suede, the shoe features a fully colour blocked EVA and rubber outsole, a lux red satin collar lining and tongue backer, dual branded suede tongue patch and debossed logo call outs on the heel and back tab overlays. Additional detail appears by way of a sunburst perf toe box, sublimated print night sky footbed and three lace sets.
The Onitsuka Tiger x Hanon COLORADO EIGHTY-FIVE 'Northern Liites' is released on SATURDAY August 31st 2013 with a global release of September 7th.