Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013
If you’ve followed the recent ASICS general releases you’ll come to note that there ‘ve been some really nice color-ways dropping this year. Impressive enough that they sell out, and not just here in the states. This all stems from the popularity of collaborations that have been gobbled up by fans, and that has added a much needed popularity to ASICS retro models. With that, people have been paying attention to anything ASICS posted up at blogs around the net and stores. Missing out on a few of those shoes myself, I made sure that this particular pair was one I would not make the mistake of doing so. Dressed in a heavy black hue with hints of mint and some gentle splatter to the mid-sole, this is as clean and as good as it gets. For sure, my favorite ASICS general release for 2013 so far…
Here you’ll see some Fresh Out The Box detailed images of this all synthetic ASICS Gel Saga. One of the first things you’ll notice is that the suede on this pair is a little ashy. But, be aware you are only noticing that up close and personal because of my shots. When on foot you will hardly notice it at all. In fact, I actually prefer it over a rich black on a nubuck or other type of suede. The one used on this make-up is very soft and unlike other stiff synthetic suede, it adds more comfort to the already comfortable silhouette. Also, here I present the shoe with my own black laces. My personal preference over the mint laces they originally come with. For me, I prefer the stealthy look over the pop of the mint on top. It already has enough accents of the mint hue for my taste. Many agree it does look better like this, but some may find the mint laces suitable to their taste. Either way you wear the shoe it will look great regardless. For those not too familiar with the shoe sizing of the Gel Saga, go half down. They run long.
If you’re a fan of ASICS retro shoes, than pay close attention to the coming releases for the rest of 2013 and up-and-coming 2014 launches. There’s some really nice colorways coming our way and some that will definitely be must haves in my book. Starting with the much anticipated camo pack. It looks like ASICS has really started to roll out some goodies for the retro fans and their in-house CW designer is pushing out stuff consumers really like. With drops like the above and the few recent ones released a couple of months back, it’s a good time to be an ASICS fan. Enjoy the rest of the images and good luck finding this pair. Some sizes are becoming a rarity.
Style Number: h137k9011 Color: Black / Light Grey
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