Get Street Smart with P.E Nation x ASICS
The perfect multitasking sneakers for an urban wardrobe? The ASICS GEL-1130 x P.E Nation.
P.E Nation and ASICS teamed up to create a retro-inspired performance running shoe collection, a collection which ultimately encompasses the distinct styles of each brand.
The result of the partnership is the ASICS GEL-1130 x P.E Nation, fusing ASICS technical engineering with P.E Nation’s classic retro-sport look. The sleek, streetwear-inspired shoes come in two distinct colorways, cream/black and cream/paperbag.
The cream/black design is a vibrant reimagining of ASICS’s iconic GEL-1130, with a neutral base layer topped with fluorescent pops of yellow and pink. The shoes are dual-branded, with P.E Nation’s logo on the upper. The shoes are also highly functional, with a retro gorpcore detail and rivet rigging designed for both hiking and running. The shoes also have a pull-tab at the back, a first for the 1130 style and a distinctive element of the partnership.
“ASICS are at the forefront of innovation: their decades of design evolution have led to the most technical running shoe in the market,” said Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning, co-founders of P.E Nation. “For us, this collaboration fits back with the P.E Nation ethos: a technical activewear brand built for the streets. It highlights the synergy between ASICS and P.E, too, in terms of aesthetic approach and sharp focus on sustainability.”
The second shoe in the collection is an exclusive, available only via P.E and ASICS direct channels. The cream/paperbag shoe speaks to the versatility of P.E’s statement silhouettes and has a more refined, textural finish. Elements of wide mesh layered with smoke-cloud PU, along with the new pull-tab feature, set this iteration of the 1130 apart.
In all, the collection pays homage to both ASICS heritage as a technical brand and the origins of streetwear, with the shoes designed to move seamlessly from the gym to the streets. “ASICS x P.E Nation brings that street-sport flavor to a technical running shoe, so you have that best of both worlds team-up: premium performance capability layered with retro-sport expression delivered through the P.E lens,” said Edwards and Tregoning.
The P.E Nation x ASICS collection is available online and in stores.