Toshikazu Kayano & Yuuki Okumura | ASICS GEL-KAYANO LEGACY

The ASICS GEL-KAYANO line up has been an offering within the Japanese sportswear brand for 30 years. A silhouette that’s gone through many iterations, designs and innovations for 2023 ASICS look to celebrate this with the introduction of the GEL-KAYANO LEGACY.

Whilst out in Japan, we had the opportunity of delving deeper into the GEL-KAYANO by sitting down with its original designer, Toshikazu Kayano and the designer of the GEL-KAYANO Legacy, Yuuki Okumura. Whilst there, Toshikazu taught us all about the original inspirations behind the shoe which over the years have seen the silhouette transition, keeping up with trends and modern technology whilst always bringing a new lease of life to the silhouette. Now, thirty years on, the GEL-KAYANO LEGACY is here.

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A celebration of both the past and the present, the Legacy is a coming together of multiple silhouettes highlighting specific details and it all starts at the base. The instantly recognisable GEL-KAYANO 14 midsole sits below a mountain of details that hark back to Toshikazu’s original design features and they all come together for one big celebration.

Check out our interviews with Toshikazu Kayano and Yuuki Okumura below and check out the GEL-KAYANO LEGACY in-store and online here.

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