Kiko Kostadinov and ASICS Reunite to Release Two New Sneakers

Kiko Kostadinov and ASICS Reunite to Release Two New Sneakers

Kiko Kostadinov and ASICS Reunite to Release Two New Sneakers

Kostadinov spruces up new ASICS FN2-S GEL-CONTEND 5 and HN1-S GEL-VENTURE 7 Models

Kostadinov spruces up new ASICS FN2-S GEL-CONTEND 5 and HN1-S GEL-VENTURE 7 Models

Text: Ayesha Le Breton

Back in October 2020, Kiko Kostadinov and ASICS kicked conventional collaboration to the curb for a more curatorial approach. The Bulgarian fashion designer's team takes the brand's latest models to adjust, reimagine and revamp. Ultimately, adding a little "je-ne-sais-quoi" to ASICS in-line products, with the most recent upgrade embellishing the GEL-CONTEND 5 runner and GEL-VENTURE 7 trail sneakers. Their latest iterations on "King Kiko" are dubbed the FN2-S GEL-CONTEND and HN1-S Gel_VENTURE 7, each flaunts a few notable modifications but remains true to its original ethos.

Ice blue and lilac accents, alongside silver overlays and a rich red body make for a new rendition of the FN2-S Gel-CONTEND, which also arrives in a fresh mint green/purple color-way. Updated features include a new no-sew quarter panel and an altered toe cap, inviting an every-day-wear look. Sustainable materials make up many of these pieces, and the whole shebang sits comfortably atop an AMPLIFOAM midsole with GEL cushioning packed inside the heel.

Meanwhile, the HN1-S Gel_VENTURE 7 will be available in a luminous light green or bright taxi cab yellow with flickers of black and brown. For this pair, Kostadinov combined the heel and toe designs from the Gel-Kahana 8 with a paneled upper from the GEL-VENTURE line. Aiming for more versatility than its predecessor this version is fully equipped with GEL cushioning, while the midsoles still boast their off-road build.

Find the ASICS FN2-S GEL-CONTEND 5 and HN1-S GEL-VENTURE 7 on the ASICS website on April 2. Prices for each style have to be shared.

Credits: Images courtesy of ASICS.

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