Amidst strong and repurposed tailoring as well as a wealth of new shapes, Kiko Kostadinov has refined his collaborative scope, limiting to only so few with ASICS fortunate to tag along with his ever-changing themes. This reunion, however, is bittersweet, as its the last of its kind, the finale to what has been an on-going set of proposals in footwear form. Forgoing the jockey influences this time around, his forthcoming silhouette affectionately follows suit, though it does retain the sole unit crafted by the Bulgarian designer himself — the imaginative and visibly maximal DNA translates well alongside.
Of four total color options — grey, a triple black as expected, a bright, tonal red, and a similarly colored blue — the model shines with complement to the draped trousers, applying a sock-like construction that’s ostensibly far removed from inline classics. This knit weave marbles with different shades in a distinct backdrop to the overlays whose finishes bear a slight gloss with lighter shades atop. Subtle striping within the strike logo lead the eye to the toe box, a sturdy piece with perforations along the side and an accentuated cap that is actually an extension of the tread. GEL cushioning exposes all across the midsole, taping adds further structure to the side profile, and heel supports add hardshell armor to what is otherwise a flexible kit.
Grab a quick runway look at what will be available and sit tight for word on when shops will be grabbing pairs as we get closer to the AW20 season.
Kiko Kostadinov x ASICS
Release Date: Autumn/Winter 2020