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ASICS x Reigning Champ: Vancouver Edition finds inspiration in the city’s Sea to Sky Corridor trails, an ascent from coastal shores to forest-covered mountains.
This 13-piece collection features two runners, performance attire, and styles that transition from the most challenging trails to post-run recovery without missing a step. Merino wool, Polartec® Alpha Direct and versatile stretch fabrics are crafted into garments designed for grueling endeavours, while footwear is readied for wet environments with GORE-TEX™ and ripstop nylon.
A colour palette finds nuanced beauty in an environment often deemed as “gloomy". The collection’s primary graphic reflects five of the Corridor’s main peaks, applied to garments as topographical maps and rocky textures.
Running in Vancouver is an experience that weaves together disparate elements and creates a wholly new journey every time, a notion that is explored by director Kacper Larksi in a short film that accompanies the collection. Featuring local ultramarathon runner Jesse Booi, the film tells a story of transformation between the conscious and subconscious states felt by Jesse as he weaves in and out of Vancouver’s gritty streets.
This collection will be made available for purchase on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at 12PM NOON EST online and in-store at Solestop. See below for all the items in the collection.