Luxury clothing brand EARLS Collection has joined forces with ASICS Sportstyle for their first ever collaboration. In 2023, we saw huge collaborations and success of the GT-2160™ sneaker. ASICS are not yet done with this silhouette. The EARLS Collection x ASICS GT-2160™ has elements that tells the story of EARLS Collection founder, Lewi Brown.
The EARLS Collection x ASICS GT-2160™ sneaker was inspired by Brown’s Māori lineage and the culture that permeates it. Inspired by iconic Māori touchstones such as pounamu, paua and the weaving of flax, the collaboration sneaker reflects the space inhabited by its designer throughout the formative years of his life.
Featuring a mix of natural cotton mesh and slightly brushed suede for the upper, the sneaker’s special printed sock liner celebrates Brown’s late grandfather. Hints of green are inspired by the various shades found in pounamu, visible from the back of the shoe to the sole and all the way through to custom two-tone flat woven laces.
The EARLS Collection x ASICS GT-2160™ sneaker will launch exclusively online via raffle at EARLS Collection this Sunday, 11th of February at 6PM AEDT / 8PM NZDT. Raffle ends on the Friday, 16th of February. Global launch will be on Friday, the 23rd of February from asics.com and selected ASICS stockists.