Y'all will cop anything limited asics puts out nowadays. Those Woeioeie or whatever are HIDEOUS. Those weird metal eyelets contradict everything Asics running shoes are about. Ronnie fieg truly ruined the niche market for this stuff IMO. Plus all his collabs are basura IMO, but thats just my opinion. Most of y'all don't even realize (because you never had a pair of asics before Ronnie became popular) that the BEST COLLABS EVER from asics were not RF releases. $@@%, the Alife glow in the dark bug-eye collabs, the Solebox joints, and particularly the PATTA ones were all
i respectfully disagree with everything you just said sans the part about SB and Patta. the WOEI collab were obviously designed with a specific concept in mind and most likely not intended for your everyday morning run. they were made in the likeness of an outdoor, woodsy, "hiking" type of shoe, hence the metal eyelets, colors and material.
as far as the alife "monsters" go, i would probably just keep them in my bathroom in case i ran out of toilet paper.
however i personally like RF's designs because of their simplicity and the materials used.