Epsilon Magazine


ASICS x Kiko Kostadinov with their next release: GEL-Sokat Infinity

Model: Kiko Konstandinov x ASICS GEL-Sokat Infinity

Release Date: April 19th

Where: ASICS retailers worldwide

Price: TBA

ASICS and Kiko Kostadinov continue their innovative partnership announcing the GEL-Sokat Infinity shoe, a contemporary, new silhouette and the first trainer in this collaboration with a full GEL technology midsole.

Designed alongside Kiko Kostadinov’s ready-to-wear collection, the GEL-Sokat Infinity shoe first premiered during the Spring/Summer 2019 Menswear show in London, paired asymmetrically within their three colourways: Pepper Mint/Forest Green, Lavender Grey/Purple Plumeria, and Dark Grey/Dark Grey and styled alongside the accompanying apparel range of windbreakers and track pants.

The silhouette takes its name from the Basque language, ‘SOKAT’ meaning “Tug of War.” The sport is also the inspiration for the asymmetric ankle shape - a reference taken from a previous ASICS model the TSUNAHIKI109, designed specifically for the sport, in which the raised side protects the talocrural region during play. Kiko used that element to establish a dynamic new shape for the ASICS Kiko Kostadinov line.

Another new design feature for the collaboration is the full-length GEL-Quantum Infinity tooling that is used on the sole, providing energized cushioning around the base of the foot, with a water ripple graduation on the underside for extra durability. The ASICS Stripes Design has been replaced with the ASICS Spiral logo, taking the visual identity of the partnership to a new level.

The GEL-Sokat Infinity will launch globally on 19.03.2019.