First Look at Vivienne Westwood x ASICS Ethereal GEL-Saga Collaboration

Renaissance art influences throughout.

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ASICS and Vivienne Westwood first teased their upcoming collaboration in February, and now a purported first look at the partner’s impending GEL-Saga model has been unveiled by Yankee Kicks. The New York-based sneaker collector shared images of the footwear on Instagram earlier this week, showcasing the 1990s-born runner with ethereal imprints across a striking blue and orange palette.

This initial peek at the kicks reveals a heavy influence from Renaissance art, with the heels marked by a colorful image of a baby angel with wings in a nymph-like setting. Elsewhere on the upper, grey suede comprises the overlays while a powder blue mesh underlay brightens up the quarter area and toe cap. ASICS’ signature stripe design at the side panels provides a bold contrast in royal blue, while its tangerine-hued outline adds even more pops. Meanwhile, the tongue of the GEL-Saga has also been splashed with orange for another vivid coating.

The mythological inspiration continues in other elements of the shoe, including the insole and outsole. Two different insole options highlight more visuals with cherubs and angelic figures, while “ASICS x Vivienne Westwood” adds a dual-branding detail. A white midsole finishes off the style with a crisp contrast.

The Vivienne Westwood x ASICS collaboration is set to release over the course of this year, with two models expected to drop by the end of this month.

For more in footwear, take a look at Converse’s “Reconstructed” Chuck 70 in partnership with Slam Jam.

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