How the film industry immortalised the sneaker industry, Pt.1

IN light of Swoosh-brand’s recent collaboration with television series, Stranger Things, it seemed only fitting to summarise some of the most influential moments in sneaker-film history. Continue reading “How the film industry immortalised the sneaker industry, Pt.1”

What happened to the Super Green?

WITH light being shed on Ronnie Fieg’s KITH installation opening in London Selfridges, it seemed appropriate to delve into history behind the man – and possibly one of his most iconic collaborations to date. Continue reading “What happened to the Super Green?”

Further the Gel-volution: PT. 2

NOW, I slide the focus towards a pairing of key years in Asics history – 2007 and 2015.

2007 welcomed back the GEL-Lyte III. A collection of bright, zero-boundary collaborations in partnership with both well-renowned and fresh-faced designers. Patta and Alife both hit the target with their shots, with these iterations being amongst the most sought after within ASICS circles. However, it also marked the year that Ronnie Fieg took his first step towards the limelight, forming a duet with New York, Soho, based store, the late David Z. His two pairs in question, featured metallic gold and silver uppers to pay homage to ASICS early days; the bright and vibrant 90s. Continue reading “Further the Gel-volution: PT. 2”

Asics, A Gelled History: PT. 1

GEL, often outshined by Nike’s trademark visible Air or Adidas’ Boost technology — but should ASICS be given more credit?

In 2016, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of ASICS’ notorious sole unit. Paired with cut ‘n’ sew tiger stripes, reflective cat’s eyes in many cases, and heel model embellishment – it’s needless to say that this is a landmark series for runners as a whole. There have been a number of memorable silhouettes, some great collaborations, so let us look back to where it all started. Continue reading “Asics, A Gelled History: PT. 1”