Asics Relaunch Iconic Gel-Kinsei Running Shoe, Inspired By The Samurai

Decade-old design gets new lease of life
11:17, 11 Sep 2019

After nearly ten years, ASICS are bringing back a modern running shoe icon with the relaunch of the famous Gel-Kinsei sneaker.

The high mileage kicker, which combines great aesthetics with superior qualities, was created by Japanse designer Hisanori Fujia who was heavily inspired by the Samurai.

From their armour, which protects the body while still allowing freedom of movement, to their Katana, which informed the shape of the heel on the Gel-Kinsei shoe.

Blending traditional heritage in its ethos with bold mechanical styling of the early Millennium, the shoe is available in original grey and black.

However, if you want your Gel-Kinsei to catch the eye with a brighter style, there are other colourways to choose from.

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Using special Gel technology, your heel is held snugly in a plastic cradle, meaning those strides feel much kinder on your feet.

Cushioning the foot at impact, it’s adapted to suit the stability needs of the runner as the foot travels through the gait cycle.

Two layers of memory foam are also placed in the collar of the shoe to fit the wearer’s foot shape. So not only do they look cool, they excel for practicality and function too.

For those who love to be active and appreciate great design, this is the ideal running shoe.

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