The tiger stripe brand, with a logo that references the waves off the coasts of Kobe, was started in post war Japan as a way to promote an active lifestyle amongst kids. Starting things off with a bball sneaker of all things in 1950, killer trivia question, ASICS would go on to transform the sport of running several times over while building a loyal lifestyle following thanks to cross-over favorites like the GEL-LYTE III.
Conveying a new perception to the retro running shape, the GEL-KAYANO® 14 running shoe resurfaces with its late 2000s aesthetic as a nod to our storied GEL-KAYANO® series. Reinterpreting the shoe's performance capabilities with updated materials and componentry, this version became the first iteration in the sneaker's lineage to be designed by someone other than Toshikazu Kayano. This torch's passing would also reignite the franchise's signature values while making advancements in its performance evolution. Mirroring the original midsole tooling with GEL® technology cushioning, this shoe also improves the fit of the upper while retaining its layered synthetic leather and mesh construction from 2008.