Italian designer Andrea Pompilio and Onitsuka Tiger releases co-designed sneakers dubbed “MEXICO MID RUNNER DX.”

The design was taken from the Onitsuka Tiger archive and reworked for the collaboration. The upper is meshed and offered in two colors: white or neon yellow. Debuting worldwide from January, available at shops handling Andrea Pompilio products. From mid-February, will be lined-up at Onitsuka Tiger stores and select-shops in Japan, Europe and Asia. 1,200 pairs will sold in Japan. 14,700 yen for a pair. Size available from 23.0 cm to 29.0 cm.

The collaboration theme for the 2013 Autumn Winter season is “Rock and Skate.” New street styles fusing urban and sporty elements are introduced.

Born in Pesaro in 1973, Andrea Pompilio studied fashion design at Pesaro and Milan. After graduation, he worked for brands such as “Prada” and “Yves Saint Laurent” and gained experience at Milan, Paris and New York. Pompilio launched his first collection for the 2011 Autumn Winter season. In June 2011, he presented the 2012 Spring Summer collection at Pitti Uomo (world’s largest men's fashion event held in Florence) and won the Who is on Next? award. Pompilio is one of the most sought after Italian designers today. For his show held at Pitti Uomo the following year, models walked the catwalk with shoes hanging from their bags.

Through this collaboration project, ASICS aims to promote the brand image in the global market, to develop a new fashion-sensitive distribution network, and to attract a wider range of clientele.