These Cool Sneakers Are Super Comfy & Inspired By Iconic Basketball Shoes From The 80s

Vibrant colour accents are added onto clean white leather bases, with each version featuring the colours of different basketball teams.

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Attention all sneakerheads, there's a new line of kicks in town that you'll def wanna check out, especially if you're a basketball fan!

Introducing the EX89 Collection by ASICS, which draws on the brand's roots in basketball but was retooled for a more lifestyle vibe.

The original inspiration for this new collection dates back to 1988, specifically, to the ASICS GEL-EXTREME. The maiden work of designer Toshikazu Kayano, this iconic pair of shoes was a pioneering item in coloured basketball shoes, as white-based shoes were the norm at the time.

Redesigned by Tateishi Yoshinori, the EX89 Collection pays tribute to the ASICS GEL-EXTREME through its classic court details that have been reimagined for the streets.

No matter what your style is like, the EX89 Collection will suit your vibe with its variety of colourways and makeups

Constructed with classic lifestyle materials, the collection features original-inspired makeups with three different versions of colour blocking based on popular basketball teams. And fret not if you prefer non-coloured shoes, as there is neutral version, made in collaboration with streetwear brand — ballaholic.

The EX89 Collection is making a comeback with colourways and designs that harken back to its debut era. Vibrant colour accents like blue and purple-yellow are added onto clean white leather bases, with each version featuring the team colours of different basketball teams. For example, purple and yellow for the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as green and black for the Boston Celtics.

Adding to the throwback feel are the heel clip and sole unit combination, which are reminiscent of a different time in the NBA. The Celtics-inspired sneakers even have a slightly yellowed midsole for that vintage look.

Together, each component helps the EX89 Collection be a homage to the late 80s — a golden era in sport, fashion, and culture-at-large. All in all, fashion-forward individuals will be able to complement any outfit and express their unique styles with these sneakers.

The best part of the EX89 Collection is that it's super comfortable, making it ideal for everyday use

Using ASICS' GEL-EXTREME technology, the shoes in the collection have the comfort and stability that have helped some of the best basketball players at the highest level.

Not only does ASICS use multiple GEL technologies for different areas of the foot, their shoes also include foam technologies for softness, cushioning, and comfort. Made to handle the rough conditions of sports and the outdoors, the brand's products are also more durable.

Besides the EX89 Collection, ASICS has a wide range of shoe types that cater to various elements like foot type as well as preferred running type and distance. With so much on offer, you're sure to find the perfect pair of kicks to suit your needs.

Ready to sink your feet into the EX89 Collection? Shop for it on the ASICS website or at selected ASICS stores (Pavilion KL, KLCC, 1 Utama, Mid Valley Megamall) today!

You can also take a look at ASICS SportStyle's Facebook and Instagram for more information and all their latest updates.

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