A very special species called Xylocopa bombylans, better known as the blue carpenter bee, is about to deliver something very sweet to you: ASICS and SOLEBOX teamed up for the ASICS X SOLEBOX GEL- LYTE III “Blue Carpenter Bee”, designed by Hikmet Sugoer for SOLEBOX.
The inspiration for this collab comes straight from Down Under: Australian Cape York peninsula is the natural home of the blue carpenter bee where it’s known for its loud low-pitched buzzing. Perforated black full nubuck reflects the black shiny metallic body part of the bee while its remarkable blue coloring is highlighted on a microsuede split tongue and the lining. The characteristic Tiger stripes are underlaid with a grid, referring to the carpenter bees wings.
The partly translucent outsole reveals on one side the Solebox logo and on the other side the bee. Reflective logos and three matching sets of laces complete the set up of the newest addition to the GEL-LYTE III collab family.