AIREI Set the ASICS GEL-QUANTUM KINETIC on Fire (Again)

After dropping 30 pairs of the unique sneaker for Felix Art Fair, AIREI is back with a new edition of 50 for Frieze New York.

Footwear
3.5K

Update: Earlier this year, AIREI took to Felix Art Fair to share its latest conceptual project. Teaming up with ASICS on the GEL-QUANTUM KINETIC, the Los Angeles-based brand applied a khadi gauze wrap to the shoe’s upper and set it aflame to create a unique finish for each of its 30 pairs. Now, the duo has revisited the methodology for a second colorway of the shoe limited to 50 numbered units for Frieze New York. Again, khadi gauze covers both the shoe’s upper and its accompanying shoe box, with the shoe being set aflame to reveal a portion of the sneaker’s upper. Release is set to take place on May 3 via Dover Street Market New York (in-person only) at a price of $265 USD.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by AIREI (@airei.la)


Original Story: Los Angeles-based label AIREI made its debut at Paris Fashion Week last year and has kept its momentum flowing ever since. Teaming up with ASICS, various experimental concepts have been brought to life, with the duo’s latest work involving the GEL-QUANTUM KINETIC.

In celebration of Felix Art Fair, AIREI and ASICS have assembled a version of the GEL-QUANTUM KINETIC that features a khadi gauze wrap across its upper. The fabric is constructed in East India without electricity and has been set aflame by AIREI to create a unique finish for each pair. “Flames symbolize immersion in a noble cause, fabrics bearing scars, and challenges overcome,” shared the brand when noting its inspiration. Constructed with an all-black finish, the emphasis rests solely on the tattered gauze, with silver detailing included underneath at the traditional ASICS branding. The accompanying shoe box features the same gauze as well.

For those eager to get their hand on a pair of AIREI’s ASICS GEL-QUANTUM KINETIC collaboration, it is set to release in an extremely limited run of 30 signed and numbered pairs in-person only via Dover Street Market Los Angeles within Felix Art Fair on February 29 at a price of $265 USD.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by AIREI (@airei.la)

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Kiko Kostadinov Sets ASICS GEL-QUANTUM ZIENTZIA "Knicks" Release Date
Footwear

Kiko Kostadinov Sets ASICS GEL-QUANTUM ZIENTZIA "Knicks" Release Date

Arriving next week.

Studio Nicholson Brings Elevated Luxury to the ASICS GEL-QUANTUM 360 VIII
Footwear 

Studio Nicholson Brings Elevated Luxury to the ASICS GEL-QUANTUM 360 VIII

Utilizing premium Italian leather across 100 pairs.

ASICS x Kiko Kostadinov Launch ASICS GEL-QUANTUM ZIENTZIA in “Black/Gold"
Footwear

ASICS x Kiko Kostadinov Launch ASICS GEL-QUANTUM ZIENTZIA in “Black/Gold"

Arriving later this summer.


Cecilie Bahnsen Debuts First Women’s Model of the ASICS GEL-QUANTUM 360 VIII
Footwear

Cecilie Bahnsen Debuts First Women’s Model of the ASICS GEL-QUANTUM 360 VIII

Transforming yet another technical shoe into a floral-adorned Mary Jane.

Instagram Overhauls Reels Algorithm to Prioritize ‘Original Content’
Tech & Gadgets

Instagram Overhauls Reels Algorithm to Prioritize ‘Original Content’

Aggregated content, however, will be downgraded.

Kendrick Lamar Drops Off "Euphoria"
Music

Kendrick Lamar Drops Off "Euphoria"

The six-minute track is stacked with shots at Drake, J. Cole and Pusha T.

adidas Beats Expectations With 8% Sales Increase in Q1 2024
Fashion

adidas Beats Expectations With 8% Sales Increase in Q1 2024

Sales of the label’s remaining Yeezy inventory accounted for roughly €150 million EUR in revenues.

NN.07 High Summer 2024 Floats on the Gentle Breeze
Fashion

NN.07 High Summer 2024 Floats on the Gentle Breeze

Along the Portuguese coastline.

FKA Twigs Developed Her Own Deepfake
Tech & Gadgets

FKA Twigs Developed Her Own Deepfake

“I will be engaging my AI twigs later this year to extend my reach and handle my online social media interactions, whilst I continue to focus on my art from the comfort and solace of my studio.”


Official Look at the Nike SB Dunk Low "Olympic Safari"
Footwear

Official Look at the Nike SB Dunk Low "Olympic Safari"

Landing on shelves towards the end of this year’s Olympic Games.

Official Images of the Air Jordan 11 Low "Diffused Blue"
Footwear

Official Images of the Air Jordan 11 Low "Diffused Blue"

Joining the “Space Jam” and “Legend Pink” looks for the low-top’s lineup this year.

Beats Expands Its Audio Line With Solo Buds and Solo 4 Headphones
Tech & Gadgets

Beats Expands Its Audio Line With Solo Buds and Solo 4 Headphones

The contemporary devices land in several neutral and pastel colorways.

Pen & Paper: Jean Jullien Illustrates the Eccentricities of Daily Life
Art

Pen & Paper: Jean Jullien Illustrates the Eccentricities of Daily Life

Hypeart caught up with the French artist to discuss his approaches to storytelling and the past 10 years of collabs and exhibitions.

From the Stage to the Screen, Will Gao's Journey Is Centered Around Family and Friendship
Entertainment HYPEBEAST TV

From the Stage to the Screen, Will Gao's Journey Is Centered Around Family and Friendship

Presented by Disney
For the latest episode of ‘Hypebeast Diaries,’ the actor and musician discusses celebrating your roots in the lead-up to his Roundhouse performance.

More ▾