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: ASICSTIGER.com 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.
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