The ASICS Gel-Kayano 5 OG has been a hit since it returned earlier this year. Having made the collaborative rounds, ASICS is back to refreshing the vintage silhouette with new looks, like this “Court Purple” colorway dropping this week.
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. This week, the retro runner gets a refreshing new colorway for Summer, highlighted by its “Court Purple” accents. Mixing white, silver, and grey throughout the upper, the purple flare is added to the ASICS tiger stripes as well as the heel and midsole for a subtle, yet clean new look.
ASICS GEL-KAYANO 5 OG “COURT PURPLE” RELEASE INFORMATION
ASICS’ latest Gel-Kayano 5 colorway is scheduled to hit shelves later this week on June 21st, 2019. The regal “Court Purple” color scheme will retail for the OG silhouette’s standard $130 price tag, and will release from both ASICS and select retailers. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more ASICS release news.
ASICS Gel-Kayano 5
Release Date: June 21st, 2019
Color: Silver/White/Court Purple
Style Code: 1021A238-020