The Footpatrol Gel Kayano will be releasing this Saturday, December 6th @ Above the Clouds
Here are some words from Foot Patrol to explain in detail the influences behind the design:
“First released in 1993 the ASICS GEL Kayano Trainer, named for its designer — who is still a vital part of the ASICS design team — was seen as a shoe that started one of the most successful lines in the history of running shoes. It utilized the tech of the day — skeletal logo stripes for support, visible THETA GEL in the heel and porous P-GEL in the forefoot. The upper was mesh with Coolmax reinforced by synthetic suede. We wanted to take this specialized model and bring it up to date, while still echoing it’s original technical features.
We took our name ‘Footpatrol’, and its meaning as a starting point, looking at what might be carried while on Foot Patrol. We found inspiration from army surplus equipment, including rucksacks and technical packs, which utilized features such as nylon strapping, waterproofing and molded materials. Typically produced in colours such as dark olive, black & khaki, a colour palatte, which also suited the timing of the release.
Although we wanted to create a premium version, using more luxurious materials, we still wanted to keep some technical features, experimenting for the first time with durable water resistant suede…”
Releasing in-store this Saturday the 6th December at 10am.
First in first served, 1 pair per person.
Remaining pairs online at midday if there are any left.