Model: GEL-Kayano 5 OG “Nasi Lemak”
Key Features: The heritage ASICS runner is given a colorful makeover, the color palette of which is directly inspired by Nasi Lemak, Malaysia’s national dish. Nasi Lemak is a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. The off-white used on the upper represents the rice and egg white, while the green is a nod to the cucumbers. Red equals chilli paste, while yellow represents the egg yolk. The brown is meant to represent the nuts and anchovies used in the dish.
Release Date: October 5
Price: 599 MYR (approximately $140)
Buy: Only available at SneakerLAH 2019
Editor’s Notes: ASICS has teamed up with Malaysia-based retailer Hundred% and Malaysia’s biggest sneaker event, SneakerLAH for a truly Malaysian take on the brand’s GEL-Kayano 5 OG sneaker. As mentioned above, the sneaker takes inspiration from Nasi Lemak, Malaysia’s national dish. It will only be available for purchase at SneakerLAH 2019, which is taking place on October 5 and 6 in the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Check out the sneaker above.
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