ASICS SportStyle is celebrating the 35th birthday of the GT-II™ with a reintroduction of the model’s original colorway in ‘White/Monaco Blue’, as well as an additional anniversary colorway in ‘Glacier Gray/ASICS Blue’. The 2021 version also features several sections of the upper being composed of recycled materials, which include mesh and synthetic suede.
“In 1986, the GT-II™ was the first ASICS footwear model to bring GEL™ technology to the world,” Kazuki Toba, Footwear Developer at ASICS, said.
GEL™ technology also appeared in a Japanese-exclusive model, the Freaks α. The GT-II™ was introduced as the first globally available model to feature ASICS GEL™ cushioning technology.
A landmark in ASICS innovation and GEL™ technology, the 1986 ASICS GT-II™ returns for 2021 as a faithful recreation of the original model.
The 2021 GT-II™ is an homage to the original performance runner from 1986. The first globally available ASICS model to feature GEL™ technology, the GT-II™ takes its name from the grand tourer sports cars.
ASICS was founded in 1949 by Kihachiro Onitsuka. The company designs and manufactures running shoes, as well as, athletic and SportStyle inspired footwear, apparel, and accessories. ASICS India claims to have 60 stores in 30 key metro cities, Tier-I and Tier-II cities.