Editor’s Notes: It’s almost cliche to describe Kiko Kostadinov’s ongoing work with ASICS as “futuristic” but sometimes simplest descriptors are the best. Kostadinov’s latest effort, revealed through his Instagram Stories, is a truly space-age design, one that wouldn’t be out of place onboard Jef Bezos’ spaceship as it blasts into orbit. Meet the ASICS GEL-QUANTUM LEVITRAC, a sneaker informed entirely by Kostadinov’s next-gen design cues.
While Kostadinov’s apparel collections draw from the past, his footwear output represents the future of footwear. The GEL-QUANTUM LEVITRAC, for instance, strays from past chunkiness in favor of a sleek upper that’s shaped like some kind of next-gen soccer boot. It’s all flowing lines and flashy neon accents, boosting the visual impact of its neutral grey and black base.
Kostadinov also highlighted the heel and outsole in his initial reveal. The former sports ASICS branding and the stitched lines that begin at the forefoot, reiterating the shoe’s striking color-blocking. The sole, meanwhile, is a different story, informed by gargantuan, cushioned slabs laden with bespoke tooling at their base, really beefing up the otherwise streamlined silhouette.
No release date on Kostadinov’s latest ASICS but expect updates in due time.
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