ASICS and Footpatrol Revisit the 90's Cult Classic GEL SAGA with a Splash of Anime Influence

London’s Footpatrol and teamed with with ASICS again, this time re-working the cult classic 1991 GEL SAGA. Taking notes from the Gelgoog mecha suit from classic anime television series Mobile Suit Gundam, the primary white model features a futuristic blue high enamel finish on the tiger stripes and tongue, and titanium gray suede overlays. Keeping with the same theme, the visual release for the collaboration showcases Japan's animation techniques of glowing 2D effects, dynamic camera angles, and intense fight sequences. 

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The sneaker will be available for purchase on July 28th at Footpatrol’s Paris and London locations. The first twenty-five customers will receive an exclusive gift pack that will contain a limited edition comic, a collection of stickers, and a miniature manga-style robot designed especially for the project from animators Arts&Graft. The worldwide release will follow on August 11th on Footpatrol’s online store and select retailers. 

Words: Paola de Oliveira
Photography: Footpatrol