Brand: ASICS

Model: GEL-Kayano 5 OG, GEL-Kayano 26, and GEL-Nimbus 21 “Academic Scholar Pack”

Key Features: Inspired by ’90s prep fashion, three of ASICS’ models (two performance and one lifestyle) have been given a sophisticated update thanks to a burgundy, navy, birch, and pine green color palette. The color blocking is reminiscent of academy uniforms and is often seen on retro prep apparel and accessories. Pigskin nubuck, suede, and perforated leather all feature alongside DUOMAX midsole and GEL cushioning technology.

Release Date: Friday, September 6

Price: $150 (GEL-Kayano 5 OG and GEL-Nimbus 21), $160 (GEL-Kayano 26)

Buy: ASICS and select retailers such as 43einhalb and asphaltgold

Editor’s Notes: Today, ASICS releases its “Academic Scholar Pack,” which comprises a colorway each of the GEL-Kayano 26, GEL-Kayano 5 OG, and GEL-Nimbus 21. This collection marks the first time that ASICS has utilized heritage materials (ones that are usually reserved for lifestyle and retro models) on a current performance running style. Check out all three sneakers above and stay tuned for further release information ahead of September 6.

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