In addition to the Kayano Trainer, this Asics Gel Respector also celebrates the Japan’s traditional Tanabata Festival, also known as the Star festival, which is known for commemorating the romantic story of two lovers represented by the stars Vega and Altair.
While the aforementioned pair was rendered in bright yellow finish, this silhouette sports a slightly understated makeup of dark green. Comprised of premium nubuck with tonal leather overlays across its upper, the model is adhered atop a cream colored rubber sole unit to finish off the profile.
In addition, yellow accents are applied on the heel tab, while gold lace tips round out notable design elements.
You can buy a pair at select Asics retailers overseas now, while a stateside release is imminent.
I like the design in general and this colorway is pretty appealing. I guess I’m just biased.