ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
Up There x ASICS GT-II Floral
Image Credit: Up There
Up There x ASICS GT-II Floral
Image Credit: Up There
Up There x ASICS GT-II Floral
Image Credit: Up There
Up There x ASICS GT-II Floral
Image Credit: Up There
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Up There x ASICS GT-II Floral
Image Credit: Up There
Up There x ASICS GT-II Floral
Image Credit: Up There
Up There x ASICS GT-II Floral
Image Credit: Up There
Up There x ASICS GT-II Floral
Image Credit: Up There
Up There x ASICS GT-II Floral
Image Credit: Up There
Up There x ASICS GT-II Floral
Image Credit: Up There
Up There x ASICS GT-II Floral
Image Credit: Up There

Up There and ASICS Bloom Floral GT-II Collaboration
Release: 6 May 2022

Colourway: Up There

Melbourne’s premier boutique Up There are back with a new sneaker collaboration, this time linking up with long-term brand partner ASICS on the GT-II retro runner. This joint effort marks the first (and hopefully not last!) official ASICS project for the store. To celebrate this transpacific union, these kicks represent the official floral emblems of each partner’s home state and are imbued with plenty of botanical details.

ASICS are based out of the Hyogo Prefecture, which has Japanese Chrysanthemum as its official flower; Up There’s flagship location in Victoria, Australia is represented by the Pink Heath. These two distinct varieties are overtly expressed on the heels of the GT-IIs by way of embroidery on the heel counters and tongues. In their own words, ‘this botanical union is symbolic of a partnership bridging oceans and language barriers, galvanised through a decade of working together.’,

The ASICS GT-II turned 35 last year and was one of the brand’s earliest models to feature their famous GEL technology. On the colourway front, this pair takes the classic combo of suede and mesh and undergoes the unique hues UT have decorated their designs with; here it’s grey and sage that is met by crochet mesh. This unusual fabric is emphasised with custom pink heath dye, ensuring each pair is the only of its kind.

Up There will be the first to launch their ASICS GT-II collaboration on May 6, then a global release will follow.

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