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Brand: Asics x Bodega

Model: Gel-Mai

Key Features: Mixed material construction, asymmetrical lacing system

Release Date: Friday, June 23, 2017 (11AM EST)

Price: $170 USD

Availability: Exclusively at Bodega

Editor’s Notes: Boston-based retailer Bodega revives the classic Asics Gel-Mai silhouette this summer in an “Underground” aesthetic.

With an emphasis on death and its portrayal across all cultures and time, the early ’90s runner is chosen for its technical and performance-inclined build that suggests the dynamism of human movement, and the skeletal structure as the foundation of this physical vitality. Even the colorway recalls the athletic roots of the Gel-Mai more than it does a creepy cemetery.

Overall, the upper features a mixed material construction of suede, leather and textile alongside an asymmetrical lacing structure. Standard Tiger stripes relocated to a two-dimensional logo on the midsole and towards the heel of the shoe round out its notable details.

The Bodega x Asics Gel-Mai “Underground” debuts this Friday, June 23, alongside complimentary apparel exclusively at Bodega and its online shop, with each pair coming in custom packaging and lace options.

View more of the juxtaposition in a visual representation below.

Also, Supreme and Vans are dropping their “666” Slip-On collaboration.

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Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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