December 12, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 7
Is Asics the reigning king of sneaker collaborations? In terms of sheer volume, no one can match Nike’s network of guest stars, but when it comes to a brand expertly utilizing the services of designers who capture the imagination of the sneakerhead scene with both reputation and quality, no brand has come further in the past few years than the Onitsuka Tiger. Coming off a string of hot Gel Lyte IIIs crafted by Ronnie Fieg as well as the most recent in-house standout comes another old school runner that might be looking to toss its hat into the regularly-releasing ring. The Asics Gel Saga II is ready with two new colorways for next January, one a whited-out take on a grey OG colorway and another original with an undeniable similarity to the upcoming Patta collab. It’s safe to say that next month will be as significant to Asics as December has been/will be for Jordan Brand; will Asics fans jump on the chance to get their kicks early, too, thanks to a pre-order currently available from Hanon?
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