The Asics Gel-Kayano Has A New Look And A New Name


A tweak to modernize the shoe.

To put it in simplest terms, the folks over at Asics appear to have started with a stretchy sock, next rebuilding the Gel-Kayano around it. The new creation is called the Asics Gel-Kayano Trainer Knit.

For a more technical break down of what Asics has done with the ever-recognizable Gel-Kayano, queue a description by Sneaker Politics.

In an artistic exploration of design, the traditional trainer is deconstructed and reimagined with all boundaries removed. What results is the extraordinary creation of the GEL-KAYANO® TRAINER Knit Low. A stretch knit upper surrounds the foot in a custom, sock-like fit while a moulded TPU caged overlay stabilizes the structure of the low silhouette. Its traditional lace system and heritage-inspired midsole make for an inventive fusion of iconic style and advanced technology.

An interesting project.

The Trainer Knit is now available for $150, and comes in a few different colorways: Agave Green (above), Birch (first below), Peach (third below) and Bay (last). Peach and Bay are both for women, and carry the same price tag.

Asics Gel Kayano Trainer Knit