ASICS and Matin Kim, a Seoul based design label revealed their first ever footwear collaboration with a GEL-SONOMA™ 15-50, in three shoe design line ups. The duo’s first global collaboration pack feature the silhouette into an entirely new direction while staying true to the GEL-SONOMA™ 15-50 sneaker’s excellent comfort and chunky aesthetic.With ASICS being famous for its unimpeachable technicality, and Matin Kim being a brand focusing on making unique pieces associated with minimalism, their link-up starts from asking themselves a self-critical question of “which shoes would I wear when I go on a journey to find my own ego?”. The duo features three ways of color with GEL-SONOMA™ 15-50. Each of the colours will be named in “Glacier Grey White”, “Oasis Green Pure Silver”, and “Black Pure silver”.“Glacier Grey White” pair appears in clean leather uppers with a gridded mesh base and the details including nylon eyelet loops and deep treaded soles. “Oasis Green Pure Silver” colour features a light aquatic mint colour that contrasts with the shiny silver colour to add subtle charm. “Black/Pure Silver” color features turquoise green and blue point colors added to the khaki colour scheme details.
Aside from the subtle material and colour tweaks, “Glacier Grey White” and “Oasis Green Pure Silver” colourways see more comprehensive modification by way of more functional lacing system. All line ups include special details arriving as part of the collaboration include thin lock laces and line ups include co-branding across the patent leather tongue tabs and insoles.