words // Zack Schlemmer

ASICS introduces a close-to-original look for the legendary Gel-Kayano Trainer with this colorway in white, black, purple and teal.  What makes them only close to original is the color block, modeled after an original colorway from 1993.  However, the color palette varies with the teal and purple hues flip-flopped from the original version on the supportive ASICS logo "cage". (Compare the two by checking out this video of the original designer discussing the creation of the Gel-Kayano Trainer.)

OG or not, they still look incredible—and can be found at select ASICS retailers now, including Kith NYC.