The new partnership will enlist Kostadinov and his team for the development of the new silhouettes and to explore materiality and color palettes with ASICS SportStyle’s existing qualities in mind. The result of the new partnership is the UB1-S Gel-Kayano 14, which appears in two colorways.
One sneaker appears with a blue-gray mesh base and is supported by black leather panels at the rear, white panels over the mid-panel, vamp and toe box, and a green-tinted gold hue on the toe and sole unit. The other adopts a light gray mesh base and pairs this with hot pink on the rear and mid-sole, and then contrasts this with beige patent leather for the eyestay, vamp detailing, and side stripes.
The UB1-S Gel-Kayano 14 will drop in those two colorways — complete with standard ASICS branding as they are not collaborative pieces of work, but instead with a signifying nod to the new initiative. Take a look above, and keep an eye out for the shoe’s release on HBX.