Asphaltgold x Kangaroos Omnirun *Mouse”.

by Henrik Buzzi


As it often happens when you are talking sneakers, this project was set into motion after a discussion about the shape of a sneaker. Next to the upper, the sole is a determining factor in the shape of a shoe. asphaltgold has always been a huge fan of the Kangaroos sole, as seen in classics like the Future (1990) or the Ultimate (1992). The continuation of the sole on the Runaway Roos, gave the sneaker store from Darmstadt the idea to create a new silhouette based on this foundation. A hybrid model originated which combines the Runaway sole with the Omnicoil upper and from now on bears the name Kangaroos Omnirun. The new silhouette is particularly convincing with its wedge like shape and should particularly cause a stir amongst sneaker enthusiasts. It was clear from the start that the Omnirun should be produced true to the proven „Made in Germany“ tradition. The shoemakers from Pirmasens have proven time and again that they are able to transform interesting projects into premium quality. Even the novelty of a hybrid model being produced in Germany for the first time was mastered brilliantly. Asphaltgold and its cat logo have stood for sneaker passion since 2008. Naturally it was only a logical consequence to incorporate this theme into the collaboration with Kangaroos. The cat shows many parallels to today’s sneakerheads. It is most comfortable in an urban environment and its cool appearance enriches our streets. Just as every sneakerfreak deals with competition in form of resellers, fellow bidders and campers, the cat has to get along with its natural antagonist – the mouse. This inspired the idea of the Katz & Mouse pack: one silhouette in two variations, hunter and hunted, yin and yang, one collaboration, two releases. First, sneakerlovers looked to the Katz release in April. Inspired by the Bombay cat breed, the colorway orients itself by its short black fur and rare green eyes. The typical grey/rose colorway of the mouse will be drop on 7th of May at Asphaltgold.  The upper impresses with its buttery suede and perforated nubuck. Insole and lining made from calf leather provide a comfortable climate for the foot, whereas the rough anti-slip-heal provides stability. Each of the 100 pairs has an individual serial number engraved onto its side panel. Next to the standard laces, two rope laces in a special packaging are part of each box contents.