Asics’ retro runners are taking over popular sneaker culture, with the brand supplying plenty of older models in fresh and exciting colors, even mashing them up to create new silhouettes, like the GEL-NYC. This week, that model has emerged in a new “Mocha” color scheme, coming this Summer.

Last Spring, Asics introduced the GEL-NYC, a new model combining elements from two older running shoes, repurposed for casual, everyday wear. The upper is borrowed from GEL-Nimbus 3 from the early 2000s, with the tooling and cushioning from the GEL-Cumulus 16 running shoe that arrived in 2015. The silhouette has been immensely popular over the last year and change, thanks to its incredible cushioning and a plush upper. The model has been a canvas for several collaborative releases as well, like the highly sought-after Hidden NY release from earlier this year.

This week, a new colorway of the NYC has surfaced for Summer 2024, dressing the shoe in a “Mocha”-themed palette. The look features a white mesh base layer for the upper, with metallic silver mid layers on top. Dark brown suede panels adorn the mudguards and toe caps, while the Asics branding comes in an off-white shade. The midsole is split between tan accents and off-white, with dark blue GEL cushioning embedded in between the two.


Asics’ latest colorway of their popular GEL-NYC has not been announced for release officially yet, though we expect to see them land sometime early this Summer. Dressed in a palette of white, tan, and brown shades for a “Mocha” look, pairs will be available from the brand’s website and select retailers for $130. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more sneaker release news and updates. In other Asics news, the Kith GEL-Lyte III “Seoul” Releases next week.

Color: Mocha
Style Code: 1203A383-103
Release Date: 2024
Price: $130