Model: GEL-Kinsei OG “Olympics”
Key Features: The GEL-Kinsei OG was heavily inspired by samurai armor and wanted the sneaker to replicate the way in which it protects the body while still allowing it to move freely. This influence fed into its overall construction – the angle of the sneaker’s heel mirrors the angle of a samurai’s katana swords.
Release Date: Available now
Editor’s Notes: With the 2020 Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo, Japan, it only makes sense that ASICS, a Japanese sportswear brand, would add some Olympics-themed flavor to its marquee models. The recently-relaunched GEL-Kinsei OG, which was released in its original colorway as well as subject to a collaboration with AFFIX WORKS, sees a predominantly black upper paired with hits of green, blue, red, and yellow, colors of the Olympics. Check it out above and shop it via the link below.
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