Model: GEL-Saga, Hyper GEL-Lyte, and GEL-DS Trainer
Key Features: The GEL-DS Trainer is predominantly gray and black with bright-colored color-blocking on the heel, side panels, and midsole. The Hyper GEL-Lyte features a Renaissance painting graphic on the upper and a marbled white midsole. The GEL-Saga features an all-white upper save for Vivienne Westwood branding and the same painting graphic on the bottom of the translucent outsole.
Release Date: August 17
Price: €150 (approximately $165, GEL-DS), €200 (approximately $220, Hyper GEL-Lyte), €129 (approximately $140, GEL-Saga)
Editor’s Notes: After teaming up with ASICS on the GEL-Mai and GEL-Kayano 5 OG, legendary punk designer Vivienne Westwood takes on a trio of ASICS retro models: the GEL-Saga, GEL-DS, and Hyper GEL-Lyte.
In contrast to the busier GEL-Mai and GEL-Kayano 5 OG collabs, Westwood keeps things simple on the GEL-Saga, opting for an all-white leather look with contrasting branding on the heel. The killer detail is the translucent outsole featuring a Renaissance-style image on the bottom, as well as a tag that reads “CHAOS” on the medial side of the heel.
Both the GEL-DS and Hyper GEL-Lyte feature much busier uppers, with the GEL-Saga’s outsole graphic featuring on the upper of the Hyper GEL-Lyte for the most eye-catching and hardest to pull off look in the pack. The GEL-DS, meanwhile, features some bold hits of color contrasting a black upper.
All three styles drop tomorrow at select retailers.
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