In terms of iconic movie themed sneakers not much tops the yellow and black Onitsuka Tiger Tai Chi’s seen in Kill Bill Vol 1. worn by Uma Thurman’s character the Bride. As Onitsuka Tiger was 1/3 of the brands that formed Asics, the retro style is kept alive by the popularity of the Japanese brands limited releases. Asics was not much of a player in the sneakerhead culture of the early 2000s, but that has changed thanks to many collaborations the past six years with multiple collaborations upon the Gel Lyte III. As the limited color schemes have ventured into other models it was surprising the Gel Lyte III hasn’t seen the Kill Bill styled release. But a mostly yellow pair set the stage for this Dank Customs rendition.
For the most part the yellow was already in place upon the upper and soles. Changes by Dank include a fully white to yellow midsole with that touch of masked off blood splatter. Next up was the blackout of the Asics stripes and toe inlays. A yellow liner, rope laces and Pussy Wagon logo insoles finish them off.
As most all Dank Customs work is left 1 of 1 you’ll have to come up with a different base if you wish to shoot Dank an inquiry. More work from Dank can be seen on Instagram: @JWDanklefs