GEL-YETITOKYO HI G-TX ”DESERT”
The ASICS GEL-YETI was first released in 2000 as a recovery shoe designed to relieve tired feet after participating in endurance trail running competitions. With its unique functionality and peculiar design, the shoe became popular in street fashion circles, leading to a tweaked city-use version being released in 2003.
Drawing inspiration from tactical military footwear, Japanese BRANDS ASICSTIGER and nonnative have adopted a premium GORE-TEX approved suede upper with a matching sand beige, chunky outsole. The addition of an extra set of eyelets at the midfoot provides an improved fit, while the heel drawcord of the original model is replaced with a combat boot style tape loop, allowing the laces to wrap around the ankle to further secure the foot. Taking the exceptional design of the original GEL-YETI model as its base, applying the urban design aesthetics of nonnative and the outstanding functionality of fully waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX technology, a new level of comfort, performance and style has been achieved. [Via NONNATIVE]
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