ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong, Seb
ASICS HN2-S PROTOBLAST
ASICS HN2-S PROTOBLAST
ASICS HN2-S PROTOBLAST
ASICS HN2-S PROTOBLAST

Out Now! Kiko Kostadinov Curated ASICS HN2-S PROTOBLAST
Release: 4 February 2022

Style Code: 1201A246-300

News on this release was first published on February 1, 2021.

Update February 9, 2022: The ASICS HN2-S PROTOBLAST hit shelves in select regions globally on February 4 and now sneakerheads Down Under will have their chance! They just dropped on the ASICS AU web store but hurry because they're selling fast!

After much deliberation internally, ASICS could be having their best year in 2022. The new HN2-S PROTOBLAST presents a strong argument for this, as four new colourways are due to land at the end of the week.

This model is the latest in original models curated by ASICS collaborator and consultant Kiko Kostadinov, which is actually a fusion of some obscure performance models and some popular ones too. The toe box is seemingly loosely derived from the little-known GELHOOP V6 basketball shoe (yep, ASICS do ball shoes), while the geometric midsole is a bit more familiar as it’s drawn from the current NOVABLAST silhouette.

As Kostadinov’s curation tends to be of more contemporary inspirations, it’s not surprising to see him embrace newer technology in FF BLAST (FLYTEFOAM BLAST) compounds as opposed to GEL, though he has used the latter before. The uppers are similarly futuristic looking, with glossy synthetic and mesh in tonal metallic shaped into a strongly tapered stance. Some practical features are also included, such as large pull tabs on the tongues.

The ASICS HN2-S PROTOBLAST is expected to land at global retailers on February 4 in four Kiko-esque colours including gunmetal grey, rust red, steel blue, plus bright aqua.

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