Man's Athletic Shoes with Kimono Fabric

Made by Asics Corporation, Japanese, founded 1977. Made in collaboration with Bando Shoten Co., Ltd., Japan, 1960 - present.

Made in China, Asia
Designed in Japan, Asia


Metallic synthetic leather, silk brocaded with silk and metallic thread, synthetic braid, rubber, metal eyelets, polyester laces

Each: 11 1/2 x 5 x 6 inches (29.2 x 12.7 x 15.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Kodama Gallery, 2001

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Asics, 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.