To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding father, Kihachiro Onitsuka, ASICS is launching an exclusive, limited-edition footwear and apparel pack created to reflect Mr. Onitsuka's positive outlook on life and appreciation of sunflowers.
The new collection includes products from each brand under the ASICS umbrella - ASICS, ASICSTIGER and Onitsuka Tiger, and have been specially curated to reflect Mr. Onitsuka's bright personality and pioneering spirit. Along with ASICS' trademark comfort and design, the sunflower pattern features striking reds, oranges and yellows which are inspired by Mr. Onitsuka's love of artist Vincent van Gogh. The bold colors represent his desire to encourage people to take control of their bright futures in the same way a sunflower reaches for the sun.
ASICS GEL-QUANTUM™ 360 KO100
Constructed with 360 degrees of ASICS GEL® technology cushioning, the GEL-QUANTUM 360 KO100 available for both male and females balances high performance and comfort.
The heel design is inspired by 'himawari', or 'sunflower' in Japanese. The rubber sole and knit upper are shades of yellow and orange – designed to mimic the range of tones in a sunflower. Available for $170 USD.
ASICSTIGER GEL-MAI™ KO100
The unisex ASICSTIGER GEL-MAI KO100 offers a unique asymmetrical eyelet stay which tightens around both the forefoot and ankle of the shoe. The volume of the midsole emphasizes the fuzeGEL technology and superior cushioning, a key feature of the GEL-MAI.
The multi-colored upper includes subtle sunflower inspired patterns splashed along the mesh and suede overlays. Available for $140 USD.
ONITSUKA TIGER CORSAIR™ KO100
The unisex TIGER CORSAIR KO100 features increased cushioning, arch cookies, full-length midsole, thicker heel and E.V.A. midsole material for added comfort.
A new upper design features a splayed sunflower print while maintaining the same silhouette of the original TIGER CORSAIR sneaker. Available $120 USD.
To represent the year Onitsuka was born, 1918 limited edition pairs of each shoe will be available globally.