Jay Chou celebrates his Hollywood debut as Kato in the Seth Rogen-led action comedy “Green Hornet” with a special pair of New Balance sneakers. The Taiwanese actor, who owns a shop in his homeland called PHANTACi, selected to use the New Balance MT580 silhouette for his collaborative release and give them, what else, but a Green Hornet makeover. The movie and it’s lead characters are brought to life on the sneakers through the use of it’s colors, with an all black, multi-textured upper representing the trench coats they wear and accents of green resembling Green Hornets mask. Additional movie inspired details include a black mask-shaped dubre (Kato wears a black mask), a hangtag with a green hornet graphic on one side and the shops name on the other side, and a lastly a pair of insoles printed with the movie’s title and the PHANTACi brand name.
The sneakers are releasing as we speak in limited numbers exclusively through Mr. Chou’s shop.