Brand: Li-Ning

Model: Arc Ace

Key Features: The technical upper features a cage overlaying its a translucent synthetic base layer. A heel pull tab, branding on the tongue, and a padded sock liner round out the upper. The sneaker’s honeycombed midsole is modeled after a spine structure and serves to direct energy from heel to toe.

Release Date: Available now

Price: $195

Buy: Li-Ning and select retailers such as SSENSE

Editor’s Notes: After unveiling its wild Arc Ace at New York Fashion Week earlier this year, Canadian retailer SSENSE has stocked two colorways of the Chinese brand’s wildest sneaker design yet. According to Li-Ning, the Arc Ace’s design is inspired by fractal art and traditional Chinese carving techniques. The unique sole unit references a spine structure and is supposed to direct energy from the heel to the toe.

This isn’t the first eye-catching design Li-Ning has unveiled since debuting on the fashion week circuit. The Furious Rider Ace was the brand’s first design to make waves and a number of designs followed. Li-Ning’s footwear is notoriously hard to come by outside of China, which makes its availability on SSENSE all the more special. Check out the colorways available below.

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