Singapore-based Foxtrot Uniform, a brand “born out of the love of vintage sneakers” has unveiled a collaboration with ASICS SportStyle, utilizing the EX89 as the basis for a neo-vintage styled silhouette.

The ASICS SportStyle EX89, a reimagined version of the 1989 GEL-EXTREME, originally designed by Toshikazu Kayano, represents a blend of heritage and innovation. Celebrated for its stability and GEL cushioning technology, the GEL-EXTREME was a favorite among professional athletes. Today, the EX89 has been adapted for daily wear while retaining its iconic design features, like its bold color blocking, layered leather panels and a distinctive outsole pattern.

Notably, the sneaker has been enhanced with FF BLAST cushioning for lightweight responsiveness, a sculpted heel for improved stability and an outsole pattern inspired by the aerial view of a city, paying homage to Kayano’s first U.S. business trip in 1987.

Foxtrot Uniform has given the EX89 its unique neo-vintage treatment — including chalky edges, aged soles, faux glue stains and cracked leather panels. Additional design considerations include the use of premium suede accents and leather detailing, accentuating Foxtrot Uniform’s dedication to vintage aesthetics.

The ASICS SportStyle EX89 by Foxtrot Uniform is set to launch on February 2, via the brand’s official site and through Limited Edt Singapore, with a global release to follow on February 19. Retail pricing for the pair has yet to be announced at the time of writing.

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