For the fourth collaboration, ASICS and Reigning Champ are dropping a clothing capsule and two footwear models inspired by the former Japanese capital, Kyoto. Dubbed the “Kyoto Edition”, the apparel offering includes a number of summer-ready jackets, pants, shorts and t-shirt designs — blending Reigning Champ’s athleisure sensibilities with ASICS’ technical know-how.
The footwear encompasses the classic ASICS GEL-Kayano 5 OG and Kayano 25 silhouettes, reworked with cues from traditional textiles and weathered wooden patina. The GEL-Kayano 5 employs suede and grain leather in both black and beige for dynamic disparity, with the front of the shoe notably darker than the rear panels, which sports a small, embroidered Reigning Champ logo. Meanwhile, the modern GEL-Kayano 25 boasts a mostly-tonal colorway, with plenty of tans playing across the breathable mesh and suede upper, contrasted against a black heel and ASICS branding, retaining the black outsole also seen on the GEL-Kayano 5.