COSTS GT-2160 'SHAOJI' - Oatmeal
ASICS and Shenzhen-based fashion label COSTS have come together to launch the GT-2160 “SHAOJI” sneaker which honours traditional craft. Established in 2012, COSTS sees the fashion world through the eyes of youth living in the southern coastal periphery of China. It aims to promote modern cultures with a global vision, inspiring people to look deeper into fashion trends.
The shoe takes its name from the bamboo-knitted basket-like tool that birthed it: SHAOJI, which plays an important role in local people’s physical and mental well-being, and is a symbol for better life. Breathable mesh is widely adopted on the upper, paired with the textile and hue inspired by knitted SHAOJI, even including the suede on the side. Meanwhile, the two brands have fused their common signature colour blue into the visual design – dotted on the iconic ASICS stripes, GEL™ technology, heel loop and the outsole – in harmony with the overall beige, adding a retro touch. The sockliner features different SHAOJI prints that are typical in Southern China, suggesting the harmonious unity between humans and nature treasured by the traditional Chinese craftsmen.
*Listed in Mens US sizing*
- Premium mixed material upper
- GEL™ technology inserts in the midsole for advanced cushioning underfoot
- Segmented midsole design is symbolic of ASICS running shoes in the 2010s
- Oatmeal / Indigo Blue