Following the Yu Nagaba GELSAGA, ASICS announces another collaboration inspired by their home country of Japan. But while the SAGA reflects current-day Tokyo, the Sneakerwolf x ASICSTIGER GEL-KAYANO TRAINER takes us back to the 18th century.
For his take on the classic ASICS runner, world-renowned Japanes artist Sneakerwolf took inspiration from the Edu period. Back then, Japanese commoners were not allowed to experience luxury, forbidden to don showy, shiny materials or wear royal colours like purple, red and gold. They could only wear cotton, as prescribed by the Shogunate’s sumptuary laws. Sneaekerwolf’s GEL-KAYANO rejects these restrictions and appears in a eye-catching “Anarchy in the Edo Period” design.
The upper consists of a purple mesh base with white synthetic suede overlays. Striking flame graphics adorn the mesh elements, while red accents and translucent ASICS caging add further highlights. The flame graphic adorning the surface of the shoe represents the fires evoked in the classic Japanese expression “fires and fistfights are the flowers of Edo”. The sneaker insole design also features a circular ‘A’ written in Sneakerwolf’s iconic Kanji-graphy and artistic style.
Release Details – Sneakerwolf x ASICSTIGER GEL-KAYANO TRAINER “Anarchy in the Edo Period”
The Sneakerwolf x ASICSTIGER GEL-KAYANO TRAINER launches on April 5, 2019. The shoe releases at asicstiger.com and retails for £130.
In other ASICS news, the GEL-LYTE III is now available in “Glacier Grey”.