Nick says: "This industry is all about relationships, and one of our very favorite people at any sneaker brand is Colin Brickley. He's now at ASICS, and is simply an awesome, awesome dude. After starting at Pony in 2007, Colin would let us run a few one-off pairs of any of their models from time to time, and in 2008 we worked up this colorway of the Special Blend. The model itself went largely under the radar, but when given a chance to create something just to kick around, we were really excited to put together this grey and neon version of the Special Blend. As you can also easily tell, this shoe was apart of my huge grey and neon phase, which would also be later seen on our Penny 2 collab and the Reebok Question."