HAL STUDIOS & ASICS Enter Forest Mode


Brand: HAL STUDIOS x ASICS

Model: GEL-1130 MK II “Forest”

Price: $190

Buy: HAL STUDIOS’ webstore and ASICS’ online and physical stores

Editor’s Notes: HAL STUDIOS and ASICS are back bonding again over nature, with the two entering forest territory for their latest linkup this time.

Into the forest HAL STUDIOS and ASICS went for their latest collaboration, honoring the particular facet of the outdoors through another GEL-1130 sneaker collaboration.

HAL STUDIOS x ASICS GEL-1130 MK II, naturally dubbed “Forest,” follows in an earthy color palette like the duo’s first linkup.

Underneath black mesh, forest green suede paneling extends over brown leather details to form ASICS famed Stripes motif on the upper – touches which unmistakably nod to the sea of wood and greenery that typically comprises the forest scene.

Though, I suppose the brown-dipped aglet captures the scene’s essence on its more-muddier days.

A neon orange serves as the pop of color this go-around, striking the heel and insole of the HAL STUDIOS’ ASICS GEL-1130 sneakers.

The vibrant hue draws inspiration from Japanese Shinto shrines, a place of worship and home to the Shinto religion’s deities, per the brand’s mood board from the creative process — excuse me, “mindful process,” as it calls it.

The High and Lows in-house brand and ASICS may very much have another hit on their hands, with fire emojis and “sheesh” comments already flooding HAL STUDIOS creative director John Bouquet’s announcement post.

Certainly, Bouquet seems to think so, stating, “We may have just outdone ourselves.”

Both brands have yet to announce official release details for the HAL STUDIOS x ASICS GEL-1130 sneakers.

If it’s anything like April’s release, which sold out in the blink of an eye, I’d start working on my mouse and trackpad agility right now in preparation for release day.

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