Model: GEL-Kayano 5 360
Key Features: Coming in two colorways, the sneaker’s upper features a mesh base with leather and suede overlays. A GEL-cushioned midsole runs from heel to toe, featuring ASICS’ new 360-degree GEL technology. Awake NY and ASICS branding can be found on the tongue, toe, and heel. Co-branded insoles and trail-style laces complete the look.
Release Date: June 20 (limited release) and July 12 (wider release)
Buy: Select retailers such as Sneakersnstuff
Editor’s Notes: After dropping its co-branded ASICS collaboration in late June in Paris and New York, Awake NY’s GEL-Kayano 5 360 is set for release at select global retailers such as Sneakersnstuff today, July 12. Brand founder Angelo Baque originally took to Instagram to reveal the joint project, showcasing the two colorways you can get a better look at in the gallery above.
The GEL-Kayano 5 360 combines the upper of the GEL-Kayano 5 OG with the advanced sole of the GEL-Quantum 360. The collab draws inspiration from Baque’s time in New York and Paris. The silver and green pair references Baque’s visits to Flushing Meadows Park in Queens as a kid, where he would admire the steel Unisphere in the middle of the park. The gold and black version points to Baque’s nighttime walks through Paris.
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