Asics has invited a new collaborator to take on their popular GT-2160 this season, teaming up with Australia’s EARLS Collection to craft a new colorway inspired by their native lands and abalone shells.

The GT-2160 from Asics had a big year in 2023, returning for the first time since it debuted in 2011, and taking over the brand’s releases with a string of excellent in-line styles and a handful of popular collaborations. With Above the Clouds and Gallery Dept. on board with the silhouette, this week, Australian brand EARLS Collection has unveiled their take on the runner. Taking inspiration from their native lands and culture, the look comes in a stunning color scheme inspired by abalone shells, locally known as Pāua. The shoe features an off-white mesh base, adding its overlays in dark brown suede, with a sea glass green accent for the heels, laces, and GEL cushioning in the soles. The insoles come with a marbled print pattern, with blue and green colors borrowed from the inside of an abalone shell.


The EARLS Collection x Asics GT-2160 has announced that their new Asics GT-2160 will be released initially on February 11th, 2024, exclusively through their website. Pairs will be available via a raffle and will see a wider release from select retailers on February 23rd. Check out the detailed images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more sneaker release news.

EARLS Collection x Asics GT-2160 “Abalone”
Color: Cream/Peppercorn
Style Code: 1203A493.100
Release Date: February 11th, 2024 (Earls), February 23rd, 2024 (Global)
Price: $150

UPDATE 2/19/24: Asics‘ global release of the Earls Collection GT-2160 is scheduled for this week, and now includes a wider release from select retailers. Raffles are currently open from Feature and Social Status.