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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: TBC

Price: TBC

Buy: Likely Li-Ning (TBC if third-party retailers will be receiving the sneaker)

Editor’s Notes: After unveiling its wild Arc Ace at New York Fashion Week earlier this year, Chinese brand Li-Ning has shared more information and detailed product shots of the sneaker via Instagram. 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, but the Arc Ace is the second to get an official release, the information about which we’ll share as it comes.

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