ASICS have released a Gel-Respector inspired by Japan's Tanabata festival. Also known as the Star Festival, the annual event celebrates two spiritual lovers who can only get together on the 7th of the 7th. Streamers are a must on the occasion, and this Gel-Respector recognises that with streamer graphics on the insoles. The upper of the shoe then plays out in tonal greens which show lighter on the premium nubuck and branding, and darker on the overlays.
The ASICS Gel-Respector will be available from select ASICS accounts on July 7.
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