Asics Gel 1090
Highsnobiety / Annette Appel

Brand: ASICS

Model: GEL-1090 and GEL-Nandi 360

Key Features: The GEL-1090 offers a simpler take on the bold and tech-first approach of the early ’00s, opting for clean lines and a sleek overall design. The GEL-NANDI 360 is yet another hybrid that fuses a retro-inspired upper constructed of lifestyle-friendly materials with the GEL-360 tooling seen on some of ASICS’ most advanced performance sneakers.

Release Date: November 6

Price: $100 / €100 (GEL-1090), $160 / €160 (GEL-NANDI 360)

Buy: Exclusively available at Highsnobiety Shop

Editor’s Notes: ASICS is dropping two new sneakers, one a forgotten classic from 2004 and the other a modern hybrid that fuses a retro aesthetic with contemporary technology. The ASICS GEL-1090, which was inspired by motorsports and originally released in 2004 — the same year it was worn by two Olympic gold medalists — sees its clean, tech-first design pulled out of the Japanese brand’s archives. With most sportswear brands heavily invested in reviving past classics and giving them a contemporary spin, the GEL-1090 will fit in perfectly alongside sneakers such as the GEL-Kayano 5 OG and the GEL-Kinsei. The GEL-NANDI 360, on the other hand, adds a 360-degree GEL sole to a classic upper, creating a hybrid much in the mould of the GEL-Kayano 5 360 that ASICS recently introduced.

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