Owing thanks to Chemist Creations for arguably thrusting it into the spotlight, the Purchase Asics Tiger is slowly becoming one of the most popular silhouettes out of the Japanese brand’s trail-focused runners, pushing design not too unlike that of Kiko Kostadinov’s own muses with performance enhancements adopting utility in spades. While the fashion community itself and the C2H4 sub-label’s fans have surely proven their own adoration, it seems even ASICS themselves are having a bit of fun as they recently put the model in the hands of institution BEAMS and are now set to scale up its enduring Gore-Tex outfit.

Contrast elements are found aplenty for the most part despite hits only swapping in and out of dark greys and lighter tints; logos for the central material break up in bright yellows at the toe, sitting atop a backdrop of all-over striped prints and subtly branded stamps of the same typography. Asics Tiger For Sale Treads, in their aggressive spikes and various crevices, are dyed extremely black, matching little of the upper save for the outline of the tiger stripe. Adjacent are panelling of neutral color blocking, creating interest through its many zig zags and overlaid taping, forefoot caps, and heel wraps.

Slowly rising up the ranks of the food chain since the decline of the runner craze, Asics Tiger Cheap Online is back once more with adventurous make-ups atop their performance-inspired silhouettes. Bringing the Kayano 5 OG back earlier this year and continuing to foster relationships with notable designers Kiko Kostadinov and Vivienne Westwood, the Japan-originated label is aiming to further innovate as the newer Kayano Trainer takes on a yet-to-be-seen luxury makeover.

Asics Tiger Sneakers This connection is most apparent along the Tiger Stripe modifications as well as the branded emblems at the heel: each, in contrast to the mostly neutral backdrop, bear a foil-like texture with the titular metal adorning it with a taste of the expensive. Mesh and suede materials contrast through a mostly dark visage, opting for black towards the forefoot and brown along the rear, an earth tone that sees to just part of the midsole, the entire sock liner, and much of the lace unit.

Simple at its core in its choice of a black synthetic, the pair seems to be pulled straight from the factory line and given upholstery with more animalistic inspiration. Asics Tiger Men/Women Soles, left in blank white, along with accents notably undiscerning in their choice of neutrals and sparing reds all take a backseat to the main furry motif whose pattern bears a warped tiger print in loving connection to the brand’s own mascot.