ASICS are looking to buck the current chunk trend with a pack of sleek runners inspired by the Japanese samurai. The Skysensor Japan, Japan Seiha 2, and Tarther Japan models all feature a mixed-material upper with a contrasting ASICS side stripe, and are now available for the first time outside of Japan.
All five models go for monotone uppers with coloured lace tips, heel, and tongue offsetting the neutral base, while bold ‘JAPAN’ branding text hits the heels. Also included is a special black box with Japanese red dot and contrasting samurai graphics.
Made in Japan, the ASICS Japan Racer pack’s Skysensor and the Japan Seiha 2 are available now, with Tarther Japan set to drop in October. You can cop the aforementioned pairs now at END. Clothing.
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