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The Yu Nagaba x ASICS Gel Saga gets a worldwide release


Model: Yu Nagaba x Asics Gel Saga

Release Date: March 20th

Where: Worldwide release

Price: €130

In this latest collaboration with Yu Nagaba, ASICS introduces the Gel Saga shoe, together with three apparel items, and a cap under the ASICS Tiger brand. These items were launched to mark the one-year anniversary of the opening of the ASICS- TIGER Shibuya store, and will be available from March 20th globally.

The concept of this collaboration is about the love a boy has for his girlfriend. The featured artwork for the items are a boy’s photographs of his girlfriend taken on the streets of Shibuya and Shinjuku.

The shoe model is based on the Gel Saga running shoe archetype introduced in 1991. The upper uses natural birch-col- ored leather, and Nagaba’s illustrations are featured on the back counter, outsole, and socklining. Shibuya and Tokyo, written in Nagaba’s handwriting in Japanese, is printed on the tips of the shoelaces. The shoe design is simple but features many details, for example, reflective prints of the shoe logo and artwork.