Following PUMA‘s Sonic the Hedgehog and Rubik’s Cube-themed RS-X³, the sportswear giant has linked with taste-making Japanese boutique atmos for another special edition of the chunky running sneaker. atmos opted for a bold shoe rife with dramatic colors that draw from the heritage of Japanese Ukiyo-e art, specifically influenced by Nikuhitsu-ga woodblock prints.
THREE TIDES TATTOO affiliate Ukiyoemon Mitomoya realized a bespoke drawing in line with atmos’ design that incorporates imagery and colors associated with historic Japanese artwork. In it, bold red, green and yellow hues inform a scene of a sword-wielding, sneaker-wearing samurai posing in front of an atmos-branded flag and a drawing of the shoe itself, compacted inside a gilded frame.
Identical tones to those seen in Mitomoya’s artwork appear on the clunky RS-X sneaker, executed in patent leather for maximum visual impact. The tall pull tabs on the tongue, hefty midsole and grippy outsole remain intact, while stark stripes on the upper underline the artistic inspiration behind the shoe’s design.
The special RS-X sneaker colorway is exclusively available on atmos’ web store for ¥14,000 USD.
Meanwhile, atmos recently introduced an exclusive wool-trimmed ASICS GEL-PTG MT sneaker.