Li-Ning has dropped the 2020 Ace, a bonkers new silhouette that takes cues from basketball and hiking shoes. Even though it’s inspired by the eternal flame surrounding the Buddhist deity Acalanatha and an athlete’s drive to never give up, you’re unlikely to ever see these kicks on the court. The 2020 Ace’s fierce look is a killer lifestyle shoe perfect for those unafraid to get a little weird with their footwear.
Looking closer — The multicolored, multi-material upper features an earthy mix of teal, navy, and grey across mesh and suede. The chunky, pod-like outsole is accentuated by hits of tan, brown, and black to further the natural effect. An orange pull tab on the tongue and dual zippers on the heel serve as striking technical accents.
How do I buy in? — You can cop the 2020 Ace at retailers like End Clothing right now. The $265 price tag is by no means cheap, but since when do you go frugal with your statement pieces?