Sneaker brand Asics has teamed up with the popular anime Naruto Shippuden to create a brand new sneaker style based on the famous Hidden Leaf shinobi.
The company unveiled its newest line of sneakers, called GEL-NYC, this week, along with a new collaboration with anime to introduce an exclusive limited edition shoe. They feature a predominantly black design with orange and black soles and laces and various iconography from the show. Naruto’s Uzumaki Clan symbol is embroidered on the tongue along with a decorative metal patch featuring the symbol of Konoha, which Naruto hails from, just below the laces.
According to the company, the logo on the shoe is based on the “Pain” scene in the anime, in which Naruto speaks to a vengeful warlord after the total massacre of his homeland. The plot is one of the anime’s most famous, featuring several battles of fan-favorite characters and serves as the show’s major turning point, increasing in stakes as the episodes progress. after.
Asics’ GEL-NYC shoe is a new take on the series, with symbols still connected to Naruto and more broadly to the lore and setting of the series, and is said to be available in Europe on December 11. These sneakers aren’t the first time the Japanese Sportswear Company has collaborated with the anime, as they previously released GEL-LYTE III sneakers featuring the synonymous with Naruto himself.
Naruto Shippuden is a 2007 anime series that continues the story of young shinobi Naruto Uzumaki, an orphan seeking fame as a master ninja, as well as a civilian leader and protector of the throne. My home, Konoha Village. A sequel to the first Naruto anime adaptation in 2003, Shippuden takes place many years later, after Naruto completes his training under his teacher and returns home to confront his enemies. brand new threat as well as searching for his lost best friend and rival, Sasuke Sasuke, who has turned face. go down a dark path to seek revenge.
Since its conclusion in 2017, the series has continued its popularity with a sequel series, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, in which Naruto’s teenage son is the main character as he begins his journey. your own ninja. Characters from the series have also appeared in video game tie-ins as well as the free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite, where they appear as available in-game cosmetic skins. to buy.
Asics’ GEL-NYC x Naruto Shippuden sneakers will release at European retailer Couir on December 11th both in-store and online.