Of Asics’ retro running slate, the Asics Gel Epirus is a silhouette that will get the benefit of a rare collaboration now and then. The most high profile release came late last year with the introduction of a Tarantino-inspired “California Mountain Snake” collaboration with Extra Butter. The 1980s mesh and suede mockup has been missing in action ever since. That was until this metallic pair came to fruition sporting just enough purple to pop (called Blackberry Cordial here). What do you think of the suede panels being replace with a metallic sheen? Hit the click for more images and stay tuned for a stateside release in the future.