VILLA, Wale, and ASICS Join Forces For WWE-Inspired Kicks

Check Out Wale, VILLA and ASICS' IC Title-Inspired Kicks

At this point it is public knowledge how big of a wrestling mark Wale is. From appearances at shows to his interactions with wrestling fans on Twitter, Wale has helped to cultivate this cultural community between hip-hop and wrestling. This time Wale took it a step further in the best way possible, teaming up with VILLA and ASICS for these new WWE-themed kicks.

These are the new Gel Lyte III ASICS and a follow-up to last year’s “Bottle Rocket” launch. The Wale influence is seen in the colorway known as “Intercontinental Champion.” The gold being the primary color and blue as a secondary are reminiscent of the old Intercontinental title and give the shoes a real retro feel.

The kicks were initially unveiled by pro wrestler and current NXT Champion, Samoa Joe.

  VILLA x @Wale x @asicstigerusa #ICChampion   A video posted by VILLA (@ruvilla) on

Wale’s latest ASICS collaboration will be available on July 21, 2016. Check out some detailed pictures of the sneakers in the gallery below.



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