BAIT x Asics Gel Saga: Into the “Phantom Lagoons”

September 23, 2013 BY / 11

SN:  What made you choose the Gel Saga model to bring this story to life?

Eric Cheng:  We actually picked the Gel Saga because it is one of the great, classic, retro models that often get overshadowed by other Gel retro runners. The Gel Saga is well put together with plenty of panels to play with and not too many brands have worked on it. We thought it was appropriate to take advantage of that and use the model to kick off a series of BAIT x Asics projects that will follow.

SN:  Please give us a breakdown of the materials used on the shoe and why they were chosen to represent the concept.

Eric Cheng:  We went with the classic suede and nubuck combination because of the contrasting textures that will also better contrast the colors along with it. It also adds a premium feel to the shoe. The suede that we used is called “Velvet Suede” where the texture brings a bit of variation to the color. The perforated nubuck on the other hand has a solid and consistent color base. We thought the two contrasting materials and their color properties would compliment each other well for the design.

11 thoughts on “BAIT x Asics Gel Saga: Into the “Phantom Lagoons”

  1. I wonder if this is release is going to be as bad on their “e-store” as the BAIT x Reebok Question release. #totalnightmare

  2. SockandSole 

    You can bet money it will be worse.  Especially since this article is being blasted on SN Headlines.  I’d say if you can’t be there in person for the camp out, then be prepared to pay double or more on Ebay on the 9/29/13.

  3. BrandonEvans2 Yeah, I was actually lucky enough to get a pair of the Reeboks when they released. But, I just called em and they said, “they’re more limited and they’re going to be even harder to get.”

  4. The hardcore heads will find a way to get these regardless. That being said I hope the release is not just limited to whole sizes as I need a 7.5US.

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