Japanese Illustrator Sneakerwolf Teams up on the ASICS Gel-Kayano Inspired by 17th Century Japanese Punks
Punk’s not dead.
Fresh on the heels of working with Japanese author and illustrator Yu Nagaba, Asicstiger is back with another project shining a light on another Japanese creative. This time, artist and illustrator Sneakerwolf has teamed up with Asicstiger to work on a collaborative edition of the Gel Kayano Trainer.
Dubbed “Punk of the Edo Period,” the sneaker’s makeup is inspired by the rebellious and free-spirited creativity of Punk and how these traits that we commonly associate with modern day subcultural movements were exhibited in 17th century Japan.
History states that in 17th century Japan – during the Edo Period – ordinary people were forbidden to display signs of luxury or dress in certain colors such as purple, red or gold. Subtly flaunting these restrictions ordinary folk would work the shade of purple into garments in the linings and such. Sneakerwolf takes this historic rebellious act of style as a starting point for the collaborative Gel Kayano Trainer.
Take a peep at some detailed shots above and below, and look for the ASICSTIGER x Sneakerwolf Gel-Kayano “Anarchy in the Edo Period” to release at select stores like 43einhalb on May 4th for €149.95
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ASICSTIGER x Sneakerwolf Gel-Kayano “Anarchy in the Edo Period”
Style Code: 1193A164-100
Release Date: May 4th, 2019
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