Los Angeles-based label AIREI made its debut at Paris Fashion Week last year and has kept its momentum flowing ever since. Teaming up with ASICS, various experimental concepts have been brought to life, with the duo’s latest work involving the GEL-QUANTUM KINETIC.

In celebration of Felix Art Fair, AIREI and ASICS have assembled a version of the GEL-QUANTUM KINETIC that features a khadi gauze wrap across its upper. The fabric is constructed in East India without electricity and has been set aflame by AIREI to create a unique finish for each pair. “Flames symbolize immersion in a noble cause, fabrics bearing scars, and challenges overcome,” shared the brand when noting its inspiration. Constructed with an all-black finish, the emphasis rests solely on the tattered gauze, with silver detailing included underneath at the traditional ASICS branding. The accompanying shoe box features the same gauze as well.

For those eager to get their hand on a pair of AIREI’s ASICS GEL-QUANTUM KINETIC collaboration, it is set to release in an extremely limited run of 30 signed and numbered pairs in-person only via Dover Street Market Los Angeles within Felix Art Fair on February 29 at a price of $265 USD.


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