Sneaker Spotlight: Hanon x Asics GT-II

Hanon x Asics GT-II Northern LiitesTo commemorate 20 years of helping #sneakerholics with their sneaker fix, premier Scotland boutique Hanon teamed up with Asics for a special release. Deciding on the very popular GT-II model, the shop received inspiration for the design from their geographic location as well as portions from their former projects.

Hanon x Asics GT-II Northern Liites uploaded by Wildsau

Hanon x Asics GT-II Northern Liites uploaded by Wildsau

Nicknamed ‘Northern Liites’ the sneaker was inspired by the Northern Lights, aka aurora borealis. The design uses a mixture of premium full grain leather, suede, mesh and Scotchlite panels. Shades of black and grey are featured to mimic the look of the night sky, while the reflective, multi-colored stripes, were used to depict the ribbons of light created by the aurora borealis. Additional details are seen in the form of colored eyelets, translucent outsoles, along with an image of the sky on the heel counter and multiple laces. Specially branded insoles along with a ‘Keeps On Burning’ flame logo on the tongue complete the special 20th anniversary sneaker. A rare pair to find, these GT-II’s were one of the most sought after Asics of 2010.

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