GT-II x Up There - Metropolis/Piedmont Grey
FYI socks are exclusive to pairs from Up There. Global release will not include socks.
Our decade-long partnership with ASICS takes another step, this time with our very own shoe! For this project, we worked on the GT- II, which is the first ASICS model ever to be sold outside of Japan. When looking for ideas, we decided to use that international history as our starting point.
We decided to use the floral emblems from both of our hometowns, to celebrate our transpacific partnership. Japanese Chrysanthemum represents ASICS’ base in Hyogo Prefecture, whilst Pink Heath symbolises our home state of Victoria.
The uppers are made of suede in tones of grey and sage — inspired by Chrysanthemum leaves, sitting atop mesh stained in the colours of Pink Heath. We’ve also used a deconstructed zigzag stitch for the iconic ASICS tiger stripes, to compliment the organic feel of the shoe. To finish, each flower is embroidered in detail on the tongue and heel of either shoe.
If you’re interested to know more about the story, check our Journal for the details.
– Asics GT-II x Up There - Metropolis/Piedmont Grey
– Complimentary Up There x Asics branded socks, exclusively when bought from us.
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