Kiko Kostadinov and Asics have evolved their partnership this year, with the Bulgarian designer taking over as the creative director for the Novalis line. This week, we have an early look at a “Knicks” colorway of the GEL-Quantum Zientzia, coming soon.

The Asics Novalis line is the brand’s latest foray into high-concept, all new models. The line is led by creative director Kiko Kostadinov, who started off as an Asics collaborator before taking on more prominent roles within the Japanese footwear brand. Over the last year, Kostadinov has introduced some wild new silhouettes to Asics’ catalog, as well as reinterpreting some of their signature models. This week, new colors for the GEL-Quantum Zientzia have emerged, bringing back the adapted version of the standard Quantum style. The Zientzia mixed mesh and synthetic panels for its upper, with a distinct line running from the heels to the midfoot to split the silhouette. One of the new styles comes in a “Knicks” color palette, adding blue and orange accents over a white base.


The next release from Bulgarian designer Kiko Kostadinov and Asics, featuring the GEL-Quantum Zientzia, is currently expected to release next week, on May 10th, 2024. Dressing the unique model in a “Knicks” color scheme, pairs will be available from the Kiko website as well as Asics, likely retaining its retail price of $270. Check out the early image below for a better look at both color schemes, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more sneaker release news.

Kiko Kostadinov x ASICS Gel-Quantum Zientzia “Knicks”
Release Date: May 10, 2024