Costume and Textiles
Man's Athletic Shoes with Kimono FabricMade in China, Asia
Designed in Japan, Asia
Made by Asics Corporation, Japanese, founded 1977. Made in collaboration with Bando Shoten Co., Ltd., Japan, 1960 - present.
Metallic synthetic leather, silk brocaded with silk and metallic thread, synthetic braid, rubber, metal eyelets, polyester laces
Currently not on view
2001-31-1a,bGift of Kodama Gallery, 2001
LabelAsics, one of Japan's leading makers of high-performance sports equipment, produced these athletic shoes in a limited edition of two thousand pairs. The shoes juxtapose the high-tech materials of late twentieth-century footwear with traditional, luxurious kimono or obi brocade.