Monkey Time isn’t monkeying around on time anymore. They’ve pulled it together pretty fast to make sure that we get something we love with their latest collaborative efforts with Diadora. It may be a white and black colorway, but the theme is structured around the concept of lights and shadows, thus being the Monkey Time x Asics Gel Lyte 5 “Lights & Shadows” collab.

This time around, the suspense films of the 1940s and 50s are the root of the inspiration for the Asics Gel lyte 5, which has had a lot of run time this year. The silhouette works a full leather construction, predominately in White, while the heel, tongue and laces keep to Black. A speckled midsole and noir themed photo shoot brings the Monkey Time x Asics Gel Lyte 5 “Lights & Shadows” to a close. Let us know if you’ll be picking these up at your Asics retailer on May 9th.


Author’s Take

Lights, camera, action. These kicks are bringing all the Hollywood cinematic Drama (capital D) you could dream of. 

If that doesn’t say it, these are definitely worth the cop. The Asics Gel Lyte 5 has a solid run and things keep picking up. But will you be picking these up?