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After a stellar collaboration with adidas last month, German sneaker shop Solebox has just announced its followup. Partnering with ASICS, next week will see the release of an incredibly futuristic Solebox GEL-Lyte III that they’ve dubbed the “Blue Carpenter Bee.”

Named for an Australian insect of the same name, the sneakers pay homage to their influence with a metallic black full nubuck upper. The tongue is an electric blue made from microsuede, and the lateral side of the shoes are underlaid with a grid in homage to the carpenter bee’s wings. The Solebox logo is present on a reflective heel as well as the partly translucent outsole.

The shoes go on sale April 30 on Solebox.com and the physical Solebox stores in Berlin and Munich.

If you can’t wait till next week, here are our picks for the best sneakers dropping this weekend.

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