Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
The evolution of one of Asics’ most iconic sports shoes has gone to the next level. Inspired by the chameleon lizard, we take a look at Asics innovative design.
The guys at Asics have been busy designing a new mesh material for their trainers. Combining two of their most classic footwear ranges with an original design, it’s clear that Asics are still dedicated to producing fresh and exciting features for their sportswear ranges. So, without further adieu, Here’s our style guide on everything you need to know about this modern day fashion creation.
Asics Chameleoid Mesh
Taking inspiration from exotic animals that can change their colour dependent on their environment, such as the chameleon lizard, the Chameleoid mesh changes colour depending on the angle you view it from. In addition to being visually striking, the mesh manages to combine breathability with also being lightweight and flexible.
The Chameleoid mesh takes the best of Japanese sports technology and combines it seamlessly with 21st Century street style aesthetics and design. The Asics Gel trainer technology has always taken strives to provide the ultimate support and comfort for sportsmen and women. Their new Asics Tiger trainers are no exception to this.
The Asics Gel Kayano and Asics Gel-Lyte are two of the brand’s most iconic and popular sportswear sneakers. Consequently, for years, Asics have been re-inventing these designs to bring the ultimate in sporting technology for their customers. Now, with the introduction of the Chameleoid mesh, these classic trainers have once again been re-designed into something new and exciting.
- Innovative colour changing material creating aesthetically striking look.
- Lightweight and breathable material to improve comfort and sporting performance.
- Iconic Gel technology provides support and comfort when exercising.
£75 – 82
Key Drop Variations
Asics Gel-Kayano Trainer Evo
This high octane sneaker takes the traditional Gel-Kayano design and strips it back in a simple, and streamlined way. With the introduction of the new Chameleoid mesh, the mono-sock upper receives an evolution. Therefore, the Gel-Kayano trainer Evo features the colour changing mesh on the entire upper of the shoe.
In this particular drop, the mesh switches between shades of fire coral and green gecko. In addition to this, the black accents of the tongue and heel create a vibrant contrast. Additionally, this is complimented by the bright white midsole that also contrasts nicely, creating a clean base for the colours to bounce off.
The shoe also offers innovation in sporting performance technology with a large heel protector and cushioned sole offering ultimate stability on your foot. Also, the integrated tongue is designed to allow you easily slip the shoes on and off.
Asics Gel-Lyte Runner Trainer
The Asics Gel-Lyte Runner is a perfect combination of heritage running shoe and modern day style. It comes in a traditional 90s running sneaker design but with the new Chameleoid mesh design. Similar to the Kayano, the Lyte-Runner features a combination of a red coral and green gecko colour-way upper.
This trainer also features the classic Asics Gel technology, offering your foot support and comfort as you run. The Lyte-Runner also combines and clean white mid-sole with a black bottom to contrast with the Chameleoid upper. However, it also contains more black detailing on the upper of the shoe than the Kayano.
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