Asics’ Gel technology went crazy in 2019, thanks to  successful revival of the material in the new 360 midsole. Now, Asics is regularly dropping some of the fan-favorite Gel sneakers, like this Gel-Kayano 5 OG in Watershed Rose.

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. This included an updated version of the shoe alongside the original, which kept the entirety of the upper intact and replaced the midsole with full-length GEL cushioning for a sleeker profile and more comfortable ride. However, the original iteration is still the clear fan-favorite, and Asics is happy to keep feeding the masses with new color schemes. This week, the GEL Kayano 5 OG surfaced in a faint “Watershed Rose” colorway, which paints the mixed-material upper in shades fo faded rose, grey, and white for a Springtime look.


Asics’ latest colorway of their faithful GEL-Kayano 5 retro is available now directly from retailers like Footdistrict, with a wider global release planned in the coming weeks. The “Watershed Rose” colorway of the Kayano 5 retains the ususal retail price of $150. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Asics release news.

Asics GEL Kayano 5 OG
Release Date: Coming Soon
Price: $150
Color: Watershed Rose