The new Asics EX89 shoes are a combination of the 1989 GEL-EXTREME™ basketball shoe and modern cushioning. Originally from the 1980s by designer Toshikazu Kayano. The cushioning has been improved with FF BLAST™ technology. One of the most special features is that the outsole pattern has been designed to reflect the view of a city from the sky.
This silhouette was initially designed under the name GEL-EXTREME in 1989 for the basketball court but was reinvented for the street.
These shoes combine the retro basketball aesthetic of the original GEL-EXTREME with modern details. They feature FF BLAST technology, a bold colour block design and layered leather panels.
The EX89 is another example of the trend to bring back retro silhouettes with technology upgrades to offer consumers style and comfort.
It has become a staple and an iconic trainer for sneakerheads and streetwear enthusiasts, and there are numerous colourways in which this sneaker can be found.