Brand: Yu Nagaba x ASICS

Model: GEL-Saga

Key Features: The sneaker features a natural birch-colored suede upper with Nagaba’s illustrations on the heel, outsole, and sock liner. The words “Shibuya” and “Tokyo” are printed on the tips of the shoelaces in Nagaba’s handwriting.

Release Date: March 20

Price: TBC

Buy: END. Clothing, Footpatrol, Hanon, and Browns

Editor’s Notes: ASICS has teamed up with Tokyo illustrator and author Yu Nagaba for a special rendition of the Japanese sportswear brand's GEL-Saga silhouette.

Inspired by young love, the sneaker features original illustrations by Nagaba and will be released alongside matching apparel in the artist's signature minimal style.

A tonal upper and midsole with matching laces allow the reflective detailing on the toe box, laces, and heel to stand out on what is clean and simple yet subtle design. The flashiest elements are easily the larger Nagaba illustrations on the outsole.

The Nagaba collaboration marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of ASICS' store in Shibuya, central Tokyo, and launches globally on March 20. Flip through images of the sneaker below.

To stay updated on everything happening in the sneaker world, follow @Highsnobietysneakers on Instagram, check our sneaker release date calendar, and subscribe to our sneaker chatbot on Facebook to receive lightning quick updates to your inbox.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Clarks + Them Skates = Wallabees & Blades

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Let Pandora Kick Off Your Keith Haring Collection

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Bottega Veneta, Andy Warhol & the Padded Cassette

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Dial in You Comfort with these Zip Up Hoodies

  • white shirt project tribute karl lagerfeld takashi murakami

    The 2023 Met Gala Will Honor Karl Lagerfeld, According to Rumors

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    The Best, Worst, and Weirdest Celebrity Halloween Costumes

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.