Asics x C2H4 Gel-Kayano 5 OG ‘Carbon’


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After several very successful collaborations with Vivienne Westwood, HBX and Reigning Champ, the Japanese sportswear giant Asics is returning for another one — appointing the LA-based Chemist Creations (C2H4) brand for this low-key futuristic take on the iconic ‘Gel-Kayano 5 OG’ model. The ‘carbon’ pair features a true, laboratory-inspired silhouette with ripped-out text, premium suede across the uppers and high-quality leather applied throughout. The sidewall stripes of the iconic style are covered with a transparent shield and the pair is signed off with embroidered branding. To complete the look of this classic pair, underfoot you can find and experience the ‘DUOMAX Technology’ and ‘GEL Cushioning’ for optimum comfort with every step.

  • DUOMAX Technology
  • Embroidered Branding
  • Quadra Lacing System
  • Leather & Suede Uppers
  • GEL Cushioning, Rubber Outsole


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[ “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano” ]

Kihachiro Onitsuka chose the name Asics for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano”, which when translated expresses the ancient ideal of “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body”. Taking the acronym of this phrase, Asics was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. The Japanese company’s mission is to become the number one brand for the sports enthusiasts by learning what is best for their customers by creating athletic gear they use a variety of different materials and keep pushing the boundaries of technology and production.