Hanon x Onitsuka Tiger Colorado 85 “Northern Liites”

The guys at Scotland-based sneaker retailer Hanon present another amazing collabo for the Fall 2013 season. Following their 2010 ASICS GTII “Northern Liites,” Hanon joined forces with Onitsuka Tiger to rework the Colorado 85 silhouette – originally launched in the mid 80’s as a trail running shoe for the great outdoors. Like their ASICS GTII, inspiration for the great colorway was also drawn from the Aurora Borealis, commonly referred to as the ‘Northern Lights’.

The Aurora Borealis is a natural light phenomenon that occurs in the Northern Hemisphere and observed at night during the winter months, where the skies are transformed from darkness to a multicoloured light show. This edition of the Colorado 85 nods to Hanon’s northerly location in Aberdeen, where the Northern Lights can be seen at varying points of the year. To emulate the night sky, the upper is executed in a mix of dark purple, blue and grey complemented by Onitsuka Tiger’s stripes reflecting the ribbons of light created by the aurora, with both the lateral and medial sides of the shoe contrasting in colors in 3M reflective piping.


The classic running sneaker boasts a finish of plush calf suede, and features a fully colour blocked EVA and rubber outsole, a lux red satin collar lining and tongue backer, dual branded suede tongue patch and debossed flame logo on the heel tab and Hanon lettering on the heel quarter. Additional detail include a sunburst perforated toe box, sublimated print night sky footbed and a choice of three lace sets.

The Hanon x Onitsuka Tiger Colorado 85 “Northern Liites” will be available soon in-store at UBIQ Walnut and online at at 10AM EST.

*UPDATE: Due to shipment delays, this release has been postponed until further notice.

**UPDATE: We are expecting the Hanon x Onitsuka Tiger Colorado 85 “Northern Liites” to arrive on the weekend of 9.28.13.

***UPDATE: Hanon x Onitsuka Tiger Colorado 85 “Northern Liites” will be here Friday 9.27.13 at UBIQ Walnut& online at at 10AM for $110.


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