After its latest hookup with Japanese brand Suicoke, Slam Jam keeps up the pace unveiling a new, thrilling collaboration for Spring 2016. This time Slam Jam joins forces with ASICS on a new multidisciplinary project, the 6THPRLL, the sequel of the successful 5TH DIMENSION launched in 2010, through which Slam Jam created the story of an imaginary universe focused on active sports and dynamics. The 6THPRLLL is a darker version of this previous world, a world that doesn’t exist but is real and populated by tribes, where shades of black and grey represent their unknown existence.
Part of the project are a limited-edition iteration of the Gel Lyte III and in a 7’’ vinyl containing the namesake track ‘6THPRLL’ produced by Khalab and DJ Hendrix – which also served as the soundtrack for the launch video.
As for the sneaker, the Gel Lyte III ‘6THPRLLL’ is a far more aggressive version of the 2010 silhouette: it boasts a mesh upper in different shades of grey with matching suede overlays in the fore-foot of the shoe, while the heel panel is rendered in a lively light blue tone, leather Onitsuka stripes, branded sockliners, split tongue highlighted by the lining’s fluo accent and gradient sole unit echoing the upper’s colorway.
The suggestive 6TH PRLLL world was condensed in a powerful photoshoot by photographer Mustafa Sabbagh and in a short film directed by Federico Zanghì with art direction by Simone Valsecchi, who created piece by piece the masks worn by the four ancient knights, butchering the iconic Gel Lyte III to shape the evocative warriors’ traits.
The ASICS x Slam Jam Gel Lyte III 6THPRLLL is set to release as of May 14th online at SlamJamSocialism.com with a special pack containing the 7’’ vinyl and a zine with Mustafa Sabbagh’s pictures.