From the ground up

After previewing the upcoming collaboration between BAIT and ASICS, we now get to take a closer look at the resulting sneaker. Dubbed the Phantom Lagoons, the classic ASICS runner is outfitted in a mix of midnight navy, aqua green, amethyst purple, juxtaposed with sand highlights. Meanwhile, the upper is comprised of a smooth perforated nubuck across the body and covered with rich velvet suede overlays.

BAIT adds the finishing touches with a tonal, embossed logo along the heel and tongue, while the Gel Saga’s signature midsole design is blocked into four colors, as opposed to the traditional single-color motif. Waxed, rounded laces highlight the street-friendly side of the shoe over its performance aspects. Finally, asymmetric color blocking from the lateral to the medial side gives the shoe a different look at different angles, using the same colors.

Look for the sneakers to launch on Saturday, September 28 for $129.99 USD. The shoes will be released at the BAIT flagship store in Diamond Bar, California at 10 a.m. PST; a free limited-edition BAIT tee will be included with in-store Phantom Lagoons purchases. The shoes will hit at 12 p.m. noon PST without the shirt.

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