AWAKE NY remix the ASICS GEL-Kayano 5 360 with two colourways for their new collaboration.
It’s been a big year for the GEL-Kayano 5 OG as original colourways have hit shelves worldwide alongside a slew of big-name collaborations that have demonstrated the versatility of the silhouette. Bringing things full circle was the release of the GEL-Kayano 5 360, build by combining the sole of the GEL-Quantum 360 with the upper of the GEL-Kayano 5 OG.
The hybrid silhouette is building a legacy of its own with regular updates, the latest of which comes courtesy of AWAKE NY. Releasing as two colourways – silver & green, and black & gold – inspired by AWAKE’s Creative Director Angelo Baque’s experiences in New York and Paris respectively:
“Words can’t explain how long I’ve waited to design my own sneaker. I don’t know how to express how big of a deal this is to me. The design and inspiration comes from going to Flushing Meadow Park as a kid and always being fascinated by the Unisphere and then as an adult, I started coming to Paris and loved walking around at night in the golden lit streets. During the day watching all the young North and West African youth appropriate ASICS to their wardrobe, rocking tracksuits with ASICS on their feet. Paris has a special place in my heart and is one of the only cities in the world that feels like NYC.”