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UBIQ’s second collaboration with Asics of the year follows a similar thread as the first (May’s “Midnight Blooms”): an admiration for nature and an affinity for dark hours. For round two, the Philadelphia-based boutique draws its inspiration from the nightshade family of flowering plants. Several members of the family are known for carrying narcotic effects – something that UBIQ compares to the trance of hunting and collecting sneakers.
1991’s GT Cool serves as the silhouette of choice for this collab, which sees the nightshade theme bottled into a hypnotic blend of subdued forest green panels, bright neon green accents, and glimmering silver touches. The GT Cool’s signature mesh uppers are surrounded with buttery suede and a reflective 3M formstripe, helping the shoe glow even at night. Patterned rope laces tie up the shoe with extra flair.