Brand: ASICS

Model: GEL-Kayano 5

Key Features: The GEL-Kayano 5 features a mesh base upper with leather overlays on the heel, toe box, and on the sides in the form of ASICS BRANDING. A bulky midsole reveals a look at the brand’s revolutionary GEL cushioning technology at the heel. While originally a performance sneaker, the materials and colorways used on this relaunched version give the silhouette a stylish twist.

Release Date: April 1

Price: €140 / $120

Buy: and select stockists TBC

Editor’s Notes: After relaunching its GEL-Kayano 5 sneaker late last year, ASICS unveils two new colorways of the ’90s running shoe. An all-white iteration will drop alongside a purple, blue, and grey pair. Both will feature visible GEL cushioning in the heel, as well as a mixed material upper construction.

Originally released in 1999, the GEL-Kayano 5 represented the fifth iteration of lead sneaker designer Toshikazu Kayano’s complete reimagining of ASICS GEL running technology, in sneaker form.

While the line started back in 1993, the GEL-KAYANO 5 represented arguably the best version of the sneaker — one that toned down the louder ’90s-era design motifs in favor of a chunky running sneaker with tonal branding and well-placed pops of color.

Take a look at the shots above to get a better idea of which colorway is for you ahead of the release.

To stay updated on everything happening in the sneaker world, follow @Highsnobietysneakers on Instagram, check our sneaker release date calendar and subscribe to our sneaker chatbot on Facebook to receive lightning quick updates to your inbox.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.