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Fresh on the heels of working with Japanese author and illustrator Yu Nagaba, Asicstiger are back with another project shining a light on another Japanese creative. This time, artist and illustrator »Sneakerwolf« teamed up with Asicstiger to work on a collaborative edition of the Gel Kayano Trainer.

Dubbed »Punk of the Edo Period« the sneaker's makeup is inspired by the rebellious and free-spirited creativity of Punk and how these traits that we commonly associate with modern day subcultural movements were exhibited in 17th century Japan.

History states that in 17th century Japan - during the Edo Period - ordinary people were forbidden to display signs of luxury or dress in certain colours such as purple, red or gold. Subtly flaunting these restrictions ordinary folk would work the shade of purple into garments in the linings and such. »Sneakerwolf« takes this historic rebellious act of style as a starting point for the collaborative Gel Kayano Trainer.

Dressing the base of the Kayano in bright purple nylon. Before adding defining white leather overlays, Sneakerwolf signature punk flames.