Asics x BAIT Gel Saga “Phantom Lagoons”
Asics have teamed up with BAIT once again following the success of the five-shoe Olympic “Rings Pack” release last summer. The latest project surrounds the Gel Saga silhouette and follows a “Phantom Lagoons” theme – fusing together fresh colors, luxurious materials, and special details with a retro Asics design for a street-ready look. The classic Asics runner is dipped in a refreshing balance of midnight navy, aqua green, amethyst purple, juxtaposed with sand highlights. The upper mixes two lush textures to help the unique color scheme stand out even more: a smooth perforated nubuck across the body, covered with rich velvet suede overlays. BAIT sets the collaboration apart with a number of special touches throughout the shoe. Tonal, debossed logo hits on the heel and tongue to simplify the design for a cleaner look. The Gel Saga’s signature midsole design is blocked into four colors, as opposed to the traditional single-color motif. Waxed, rounded laces help highlight the street-friendly side of the shoe over its performance aspects. Finally, asymmetric color blocking from the lateral to the medial side gives the shoe a different look at different angles, using the same colors.
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