Hot drop: retro Asics Gel-Kayano 14 runners

Dec 21, 2020 | Footwear

Looking for a hi-tech pair of sneakers that inject serious comfort into a bling retro shape? Introducing the new Asics Gel-Kayano 14.

Following the epic Asics x Awake collaboration launch, the Japanese Asics giant is back today with the Asics Gel-Kayano 14. The GEL-KAYANO ™ 14 was the first silhouette from the Kayano Asics series by Hidenori Yamashita. Its creator Toshikazu Kayano is behind the design. The legendary runners appeared in 2008 and have been given a fresh spin to be bang on current lifestyle trends.

The silver & gold colourway is inspired by “flashy” chic. Its designer says it “references the burst of action where the runner lands at the heel and pushes away at the toes. Whether it’s the colour, the lines, the materials, the silhouette, or the texture — all aspects of the GEL-KAYANO 14 are designed with that idea of ‘flash’ in mind.”

The sneaker’s upper is in white mesh in an ode to the Noughties’ aesthetic. The pair features countless silver layers whilst the black and gold details appear on the side, heel and midsole. The signature ASICS logo adorns the tongue. The design is finished by a striking gold hue on the outsole.

The Asics Gel-Kayano 14 is available on the Asics website now for £130.