Streetwise urbanites will love these men's GELSAGA shoes by ASICSTIGER™, brought to you in a fresh new collaboration with renowned Japanese illustrator Yu Nagaba. We have teamed up with Yu Nagaba to mark the first anniversary of the ASICSTIGER™ store opening in Shibuya, Tokyo. Yu's simple line art is very characteristic and chimes in beautifully with the ASICSTIGER™ aesthetic.
This version of the GELSAGA features an upper finished in birch suede, plus a Yu Nagaba illustration on the back counter, outsole and sock liner. In addition, two words: ”シブヤ” and ”トーキョー” - which translate as Shibuya and Tokyo from the Japanese - are featured on the laces. The shoes have been finished with a clear outsole, and reflective material has been used for the back counter illustration and brand logo.
The shoe is based on the original 90s design but includes updates like the cushioned GEL™ technology inner and EVA midsole, for great comfort as well as style.
Yu Nagaba captures the story of street culture in Tokyo through his work, and he posts one piece of art daily on Instagram. You can follow him on @kaerusensei