November has been stacked with revealing teasers of Ronnie Fieg’s upcoming ASICS collaboration, but now the curtain has been officially lifted. The ‘Legends Day’ pack – hinted at with the announcement of Fieg’s 50th ASICS colab, and cemented with images on his Instagram – is looking like Fieg’s largest release yet. Ten years of collaborations between Fieg and ASICS is the impetus for the release, and the two are going to celebrate with flair by dropping no less than six shoes before the end of the year.
Here the first four of the November drop have been revealed to include two GEL-Lyte 3.1s, and two GEL-Mais. The 3.1s come in the ‘Militia’ and ‘Salmon’ – colourways that the GEL-Mai interprets with a twist. The Salmon Mai is largely white with Salmon accents on the outsole, and the Militia is a bronzed, autumnal brown.
While the 3.1 is known as Fieg’s concoction of GEL-Lyte III and Gel Nimbus, the Mai is a little more mysterious – it hasn’t been seen in almost 20 years. The laterally-laced runner came about in the orthopaedic era of sneakers like the Footscape, and was the first ASICS to take the Tiger Stripes off the sides and replace them with a jewelled logo. Just like he has done previously with models like the GEL-Lyte V in 2013, Ronnie is planning to reinstate the silhouette into our lives with a super-hyped colab.
This still leaves two ASICS to come before the year is out, and Ronnie is giving purchasers of the first four the first opportunity to pick them up via golden tickets hidden in the boxes. You can read-up on further details on Kith’s website, but the most important thing you need to know is the release date. November 22 is the D-day for these, you’ll be able to get them from all Kith stores and Kith online – but just know they won’t come easy.