Prickly Pear Asics Gel Lyte V
Images via Feature

by Brendan Dunne

Las Vegas sneaker shop Feature adds another collaboration to its resume with this, its first Asics project.

The boutique works with the Asics Gel Lyte V, redesigning the retro runner to look like the prickly pear cactus seen in the deserts around the shop's native Nevada. An embossed leather forefoot represents the textures of the plant while speckled laces and fading stripes capture its chlorophyll hue.

The desert theme is furthered by a sandy gum outsole and a graphic on the insole.

The Feature x Asics Gel Lyte V "Prickly Pear" ($140) launches in-store at Feature on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. PST and online at 9 p.m. PST the same day.