Asics Gel-Kayano 14 x Angelo Baque

This summer, creative mastermind Angelo Baque partners with ASICS to release the Angelo Baque x ASICS Gel-Kayano® 14 shoe – dubbed by Baque the “Rebirth of Cool”, the shoe marks the first collaboration bearing his namesake. The launch will be the first in an ongoing partnership between the footwear company and Baque, who spent a decade at Supreme before launching his own label, Awake New York. The release also marks the formal launch of Angelo Baque Studios, a new creative venture that will allow Baque to focus on projects under his own name.
As a first-generation American born to Ecuadorian parents, Baque aimed to create something that evoked a feeling of pride for his parent’s homeland, intentionally accenting the shoe with blue, yellow and red as a nod to Ecuador’s flag. “As a 14-year-old growing up in Queens, I used to take the train down to Paragon Sports near Union Square. I would see an ASICS running sneaker on the wall and I loved the excitement of incorporating it into my style and making it my own. With my Gel-Kayano® 14 shoe, I wanted to evoke that same energy and feeling,” Baque said.
The Angelo Baque x ASICS Gel-Kayano® 14 “Rebirth of Cool” shoe features a gray, black, silver and blue upper, complemented with a red-orange accent and yellow along the outer edge of the sole. Baque’s goal with the footwear was to create something that felt contemporary while still including tributes to his family’s heritage and New York City upbringing.
Baque notes that as a teenager, he often frequented stores that offered technical running gear and footwear. “I loved the idea of using a running shoe not just for its original purpose, but to be worn for everyday life,” he explains. “ASICS provided the perfect canvas for that, and they’re the first brand to take a chance on me and offer me a collaboration under my own name.”

The Asics Gel-Kayano 14 x Angelo Baque launches at HANON via an ONLINE RAFFLE. Click the button beneath to enter.
Asics Gel-Kayano 14 x Angelo Baque
Price: £145.00
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