Random Identities and Li-Ning's Aurora 2020 Silhouette Includes Built-In LED System

Inspired by Berlin’s cycling and underground club scenes.

By
Footwear
4,159 Hypes 2 Comments

Li-Ning and Stefano Pilati’s Random Identities recently announced their footwear collaboration, which includes both all-black and an all-brown versions of Li-Ning’s Aurora 2020 silhouette.

The all black version of the shoe was previewed during Li-Ning’s Spring/Summer 2020 runway show, however the Aurora silhouette initially debuted in 2004, when it was only available to athlete’s competing in the Athens Olympic Games. Fifteen years later, Pilati has added his own take on the shoe, drawing inspirations from the cycling and the underground club communities in his home city of Berlin.

To bring his vision to life, Pilati ended up recasting the shoe to turn it into a low-top trail boot. He also combined elements from both cultures through the addition of a built-in LED light system that shows through a light on the tongue. The battery-operated lighting offers three different speeds, including strobe. The system’s different functions reference Berlin’s wild club scene, along with the headlights and reflective gear used by cyclists at night. The silhouette is topped of with a sturdy outsole, other reflective details and a bungee-cord lacing system.

The all-black Aurora 2020 and all-brown Aurora 2020 will be available beginning January 17 for $250 USD at select retailers like Dover Street Market and SSENSE.

Elsewhere in footwear, ASICS has unveiled a blacked-out GEL-FujiTrabuco 8 GTX.

Read Full Article

Random Identities x Li-Ning Aurora 2020

What to Read Next

Yemen's First Contemporary Art Gallery Spotlights Local Talent in Midst of Ongoing War
Arts

Yemen's First Contemporary Art Gallery Spotlights Local Talent in Midst of Ongoing War

“We want to show the world a different view of Yemen…”

Best New Tracks: Mac Miller, Future feat. Drake, Khalid, Tame Impala & More
Music 

Best New Tracks: Mac Miller, Future feat. Drake, Khalid, Tame Impala & More

The first installment of the year rings in some major releases.

Paul Rodriguez Celebrates His Roots With Nike SB Dunk High
Footwear

Paul Rodriguez Celebrates His Roots With Nike SB Dunk High

Inspired by P-Rod’s Mexican heritage, love of boxing and 15-year tenure with Nike SB.


William Shakespeare’s "First Folio" Expected to Fetch $6 Million USD at Christie's Auction
Arts

William Shakespeare’s "First Folio" Expected to Fetch $6 Million USD at Christie's Auction

The 1623 book contains 36 plays by the English playwright.

ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco 8 GTX Appears in Stealthy Black
Footwear

ASICS GEL-FujiTrabuco 8 GTX Appears in Stealthy Black

A monochromatic makeup for the GORE-TEX-equipped trail runner.

adidas Gets Cozy With BOOST-Equipped adilette Slides
Footwear

adidas Gets Cozy With BOOST-Equipped adilette Slides

UltraBOOST meets sandal on this comfy hybrid creation.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.