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.

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