These ASICS GEL-Kayano 14s Are Just Too Icy


Brand: Ice Studios x ASICS

Model: GEL-Kayano 14

Editor’s Notes: From the camera to fashion design, Renell Medrano’s creative reign consists of all hits and no misses. Her latest banger? An ASICS sneaker collab that’s literally too cold.

Medrano’s next order of Ice Studios business manifests as an icy ASICS Gel-Kayano 14 runner.

Ice Studios x ASICS Gel-Kayano 14 receives a fitting glacier blue paint job, accentuating the model’s leather and mesh construction on the upper.

The Ice Studios x ASICS sneaker’s almost-monochromatic color scheme is tastefully offset by a lemon yellow contrast on the GEL® cushioned midsole.

Meanwhile, Ice Studios’ branding stamps the Gel Kayano’s heel, sealing the deal on the sneaker’s collaborative effort.

Now, this is what I like to see instead of general-release-adjacent GEL-Kayano 14s (cough, cough, JJJJound).

But, hey, what do I know? I’m just a writer here.

In October 2021, ASICS kicked off its ASICS Collective series, the Japanese footwear brand’s newest collaborative initiative coordinated by Awake NY’s Angelo Baque.

ASICS Collective tapped industry figureheads like Medrano, Denim Tears’ Tremaine Emory, BornxRaised’s Spanto, and Procell co-founder Jess Gonsalves to showcase their unique creative lens through individual ASICS collabs.

While we saw Denim Tears’ compelling ASICS GEL-MC Plus drop in 2021, Medrano’s icy Kayano shoes seem to be next up.

As Ice Studios’ “it” cargo skirt became Jenner-approved, seeding of its stone-cold sneakers also commenced. Throughout the week, Ice Studios’ friends and family unboxed and even sported their gifted collaborative ASICS GEL-Kayano 14 sneakers.

Amidst the IG flexes of the unreleased kicks, Medrano’s brand teased “12th” in its Instagram stories, hinting at a potential August 12 release.

It certainly makes sense if the Ice Studios x ASICS GEL-Kayano 14 hit the streets next Friday. Coincidentally, New York is expected to cool down from its heat wave that day.

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