Brand: ASICS

Model: GEL-Kinsei, GEL-Kayano 25, and Metarun SPS

Key Features: Each of the running performance sneakers are offered in more lifestyle-specific renditions, crafted from luxe leather.

Release Date: Available now

Price: Approximately $324 (GEL-Kinsei), $274 (GEL-Kayano 25), and $365 (Metarun SPS)


Editor’s Notes: ASICS has released a trio of sneakers, which together make up the "Japan" collection. Consisting of the GEL-Kinsei, GEL-Kayano 25, and Metarun SPS, each of the models are decked out in luxe leather. While these silhouettes may be known for running performance, here, the GEL-Kinsei, GEL-Kayano 25, and Metarun SPS are designed for casual wear.

We see the GEL-Kinsei and the GEL-Kayano 25 done up in supple Kobe leather. Offered in a rich navy colorway, the Kinsei stands out due to its familiar six-pronged GEL cushioning system on the heel. The Kayano 25 is also showcased in navy, accented with contrasting ASICS branding. The Kayano comes with a FlyteFoam midsole and GEL cushioning system. Lastly, the Metarun SPS is crafted from Japanese white leather, as hits of gold and red complement throughout.

You can find ASICS' "Japan" collection available now through the ASICS Japan website.

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