Special-edition sneakers inspired by Philippine Kalinga culture

A popular shoe store in the US is celebrating its new location in the Philippines, by honoring Filipino culture through a special-edition sneaker.

Commonwealth — a prominent sneaker shop — has teamed up with Asics Shoes to celebrate the Kalinga people, who inhabit the mountains of Luzon.

The Kalinga was chosen because of how they preserved much of their ancient culture, despite years of occupations by the Spanish, Japanese, and Americans.

Inspired by their artwork, Commonwealth and Asics designed the “Kultura,” which sports Kalinga-inspired artwork all over the shoes.

These exclusive shoes will be first released at all Commonwealth stores on April 7th, followed by a worldwide release at select Asics Tiger retailers on April 14th.

 

 

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