Brand: Kiko Kostadinov x ASICS
Model: ‘Tug of War’ sneaker
Key Features: A full-length, translucent pure gel midsole, a mesh upper with synthetic overlays at the toebox, a spiral logo instead of ASICS’ signature stripes on the medial and lateral sides, mismatched colors, asymmetric design, and ASICS branding on the tongue.
Release Date: tbc
Editor’s Notes: Kiko Kostadinov, the Bulgarian designer whose first ASICS collaboration dropped in early 2018, recently took to Instagram to tease what will be his third project with the Japanese sportswear company.
The sneakers, which are as yet unnamed, look to follow in the footsteps of Kostadinov’s GEL-BURZ 1 and GEL-Delva 1, the latter of which is set for a Summer 2018 release. The latest sneakers were worn by models on the catwalk of his SS19 London Fashion Week show on June 10, suggesting they will most likely make their way to retailers for the SS19 season.
Interestingly, Kostadinov has opted to remove ASICS’ signature stripes from the medial and lateral sides and replace them with the brand’s spiral “a” logo. The overall design stays true to his previous projects, both of which were sporty with a touch of “dad shoe.” This design denotes the first time ever an ASICS sneaker will feature a pure Gel sole.
With no official information as to when we can expect this third installment of Kostadinov’s partnership with ASICS, we’ll just leave you with the images above.
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