words // Brandon Richard
Following last summer's five-shoe Olympic 'Rings Pack,' Diamond Bar's BAIT links up with ASICS again for an all-new collaboration. The "Phantom Lagoons" Gel Saga is a fusion of fresh colors, luxurious materials and special details with a retro ASICS design for a street-ready look.
The runner has been treated to a murky palette of midnight navy, aqua, amethyst purple, offset by sand accents. The textures of the smooth perforated nubuck base and rich velvet suede overlays help bring the colors to life on the upper.
Keeping the look clean and simple are tonal, debossed logo hits on the heel and tongue. The shoe's classic midsole design is blocked into four colors, as opposed to traditional single-color blocking. Waxed, rounded laces highlight the runner's casual appeal and asymmetric blocking from the lateral to medial side provides unique looks at different angles, using the same colors.
The BAIT x ASICS Gel Saga “Phantom Lagoons” launch on Saturday, September 28 for $130. The shoes will be released at the BAIT flagship store in Diamond Bar, California at 10 a.m. PST; a free limited-edition BAIT tee will be included with in-store Phantom Lagoons purchases. The shoes will hit BAITme.com two hours later at 12pm noon PST – shirt not included. Follow @BAITme on Instagram for more details and special promotions leading up to the release.
09/28/13 BAIT x ASICS Gel Saga