Up There X Asics
New ideas blossom through a collaborative partnership between us and ASICS. Our transpacific partnership is expressed through floral emblems, inspiring a unique version of the ASICS GT-II sneaker.
As the official flower of Hyogo Prefecture, Japanese Chrysanthemum represents ASICS, whilst Pink Heath is emblematic of Up There’s home in Victoria, Australia. This botanical union is symbolic of a partnership bridging oceans and language barriers, galvanised through a decade of working together.
As representations of home and environment, both flowers are expressed pictorially and through a distinct colourway. A crochet mesh is stained with the tones of Pink Heath, colours bleeding and blending into one another. Each tongue depicts both Japanese Chrysanthemum and Pink Heat with intricate embroidery on alternate shoes.
Pairs will release in store from 8am Friday the 6th of May and online the following day from 8am Saturday the 7th of May with a global release to follow.
We'd like to invite you all down to celebrate the launch of the collaboration from 6pm until 8pm Friday the 6th of May at our 15 McKillop Street Store. Head down and share some cold drinks courtesy of Range Brewing and food courtesy of our good friends at Royal Stacks.