The sneakers start with a mesh base, building up from there with a TPU coating inspired by the scale-like armour of the traditional Japanese samurai.

Six colourways land at Footasylum on launch, including Black/Black and White/White. Each features a speckled midsole designed to draw attention to the visible GEL layer.

The Asics Gel-Lyte Evo “Samurai” pack launches on the 16th of October 2015 at 08:00 BST.