Random Identities x Li-Ning Aurora 2020
Random Identities / Li-Ning / Matt Lambert

Brand: Random Identities x Li-Ning

Model: Aurora 2020

Key Features: The standout design element of the Aurora 2020 is a battery-operated LED lighting system with three illumination speeds.

Release Date: January 17

Price: $250

Buy: Select retailers globally

Editor’s Notes: After debuting the collaboration during Paris Fashion Week last June, Li-Ning gives us a detailed look at its anticipated collaboration with Stefano Pilati and Random Identities. The joint effort features the previously seen all-black Aurora 2020, in addition to a brown colorway.

Li-Ning released the original Aurora in 2004 as a high-performance technical running sneaker awarded to China’s medaling athletes. A resident of Berlin, Pilati now pulls inspiration from two of the city's most passionate communities, cycling and the underground club scene, for the all-new Aurora 2020.

The Random Identities x Li-Ning Aurora 2020 has been reshaped into a low-top trail boot with a built-in LED light system. The battery-operated setup offers three illumination speeds of on, strobe, and intermittent strobe. The lighting feature is a nod to Berlin's raucous nightlife as well as bike headlights and reflective gear used while riding around the city at night. The shoe is then finished off with a bungee cord-style lacing system and a wear-resistant outsole.

The all-black Aurora 2020 releases in men's and women's sizing January 17, while the brown iteration launches the same day for men only.

Where to buy the Random Identities x Li-Ning Aurora 2020

China

Lafayette - Beijing Lafayette - Shanghai The Balancing - Shanghai Glossy - Shanghai Li-Ning Premium Stores - Select Locations

Singapore

Dover Street Market - Singapore

Italy

Slam Jam Socialism - Milan Modes - Milan

Switzerland

Modes - Lugano

Japan

Dover Street Market - Ginza Ware-Mo-Kou - Shibuya-ku

South Korea

Opener - Seoul

Spain

Limited Editions – Barcelona

UK

Browns - London Hervia – Manchester LN-CC – London Dover Street Market — London

USA

Dover Street Market — New York City Dover Street Market — Los Angeles

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