LAUNCH 18TH APRIL
First released in 1993 the ASICS Tiger Gel Kayano Trainer, named for its designer – who is still a vital part of the ASICS Tiger design team – was seen as a shoe that started one of the most successful lines in the history of running shoes. It utilized the tech of the day – skeletal logo stripes for support, visible THETA GEL in the heel and porous P-GEL in the forefoot. The upper was mesh with Coolmax reinforced by synthetic suede. We wanted to take this specialized model and bring it up to date, while still echoing it’s original features.
Unlike their first Gel Kayano Trainer Footpatrol wanted to make the Storm stand out, taking their inspiration from vintage outdoor rain jackets which were seen in bright and bold colour schemes. Keeping the same aesthetics as their first Gel Kayano Trainer with using premium & luxurious materials, they wanted to keep the technical features of the sneaker and use the durable water resistant suede as the underlays.