ASICS kills it with new "Japan Collection"
ASICS are known for making some of the best running shoes in the world, but now they are taking the GEL-Kayano 25, Metarun SPS, and GEL-Kinsei and giving them a lifestyle makeover, dubbed the “Japan Collection.”
First up is the GEL-Kayano 25 with a navy blue upper made of premium Kobe leather, with embossed lines running throughout for a bold new look. This shpoe still retains it’s comfort level with the FlyteFoam midsole and GEL cushioning system.
Next we got the Metarun SPS, which is a classic runner from 2015, built with Japanese white leather, and hand-tanned in Himeji. Hits of gold and red can be seen in the detailing, which give it a sporty vibe.
And last, the GEL-Kinsei first released in 2000 was crafted with the same Kobe leather as the Kayano 25. This throwback runner has navy leather and features a signature six-pronged GEL cushioning unit on the heel.
All three are available now at asics.com/jp. The Kayano goes for ¥29,700 or $273 USD, the Metarun at ¥39,600 or $364 USD and the Kinsei retails for ¥35,200 or $323 USD. Don’t forget to scroll through the photo gallery above.