Asics x Vivienne Westwood
Streetwear and luxury have never been that linked, but Asics x Vivienne Westwood is on a whole other level. The English fashion house shares shares many key values with Asics, which remains a true force when it comes to running sneakers. The care for detailing sticks out to be same for both brands, as well as the importance given to the respective vaults. It’s no coincidence that their collaboration up here start from a massive restyling of an archive Asics silhouette, those Gel Kayano 5 OG that still stand as one of its all-time staples. Plus, there’s also room for a Gel Mai Mid featuring a breathable knit upper placed atop a thick foam-injected midsole, studied to ensure both traction and stability. The punk attitude of Vivienne Westwood goes off in the “Squiggle” patterns covering up the Gel Mai, as well as in the loud palette used on the Kayano. Read more…
The latter includes a multi-layered synthetic, mesh and suede upper embellished with the typical crossed stripes, colored in orange and bordered by navy lines. Honorable mention for the collab’s branding placed both on the heeltabs and the insole of each style. Combining archive sensations, tech features and a pinch of hype is Asics’ secret weapon: grab a detailed look online and always remember to go bold every day of your life!