The Asics Gel-Kayano 5 has been flying under the radar since its grand return earlier this year. Now, the legendary Gel silhouette will receive a fresh new upgrade courtesy of China’s HBX.
The Asics Gel-Kayano 5 first appeared on the running scene back in 1999, quickly establishing itself as one of the brand’s best offerings. This year, the Gel-Kayano returned twenty years after its debut, featuring all the details and technology that fans loved from the original, and modernizing them to better fit today’s sneaker scene. Features that fans of the original ’99 version will recognize include the bulky look, defined by a heavily layered upper, Asics Tiger branding, and the visible Gel technology in the heel. However, the new alterations make some much-needed changes to the shoe. The weight of the Gel-Kayano 5 has been stripped down, shedding excess from the past and streamlining the design for today’s market.
The latest project between Hypebeast’s HBX and Asics is scheduled to release on May 31st, 2019. As of writing, a retail price for this elevated, colorful iteration of the Gel-Kayano has not yet been announced, but we expect them to go for somewhere above the silhouette’s standard $120 price point. Check out the early images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more exciting Asics release news.