US sneaker shop Commonwealth goes global with the inauguration of their new Philippines store, situated in Manila. To celebrate, they teamed up with Asics for a very special and limited GEL-Lyte V.
The “Kultura” — meaning culture in Tagalog — colorway is inspired by the Kalinga people, inhabiting the mountains of Luzon, for their resilience and the will of preserving their values and traditions in front of years of occupation in the lowlands by the Spaniards, Americans, and Japanese. One piece of their culture is a unique tribal body art called batok, characterized by geometric shapes and references to nature, theme that runs throughout the sock, one-piece tongue and collar.
The uppers feature high-end nubuck, suede and mesh. Going beyond design, your feet will be in comfort thanks to the GEL-cushioned midsole. The shoe also features tonal tan stripes on the lateral side and navy stripes on the medial side.