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The ASICS GEL-Kayano 14 "Cream" is the Ultimate JJJJound Alternative


Adam Cheung
June 2, 2023

For those who took a big L last year.

Back in August last year, JJJJound officially announced its partnership with ASICS. Revealed in two very clean colorways including "Silver Black" and "Silver White," they quickly became one of 2022's most hyped sneakers. With that said, as with all of the Montreal label's collabs, they sold out literally within seconds of dropping. If you didn't manage to secure your size, the all-new ASICS GEL-Kayano 14 "Cream" is the ultimate alternative.

Bearing a striking resemblance to the Justin Saunders-approved pairs, this GEL-Kayano works on top of an off-white mesh base and is overlaid by metallic silver leather panels throughout. The Japanese sportswear company's signature Tiger Stripe motif shoots through the lateral and medial sidewalls in black, while copper-toned accents embrace the heel for a pop of contrast that is sure to turn heads.

Shifting your focus down below, and the sneaker sits on top of a crisp white GEL midsole that's as comfortable as it gets. It's then lined with a rubber outsole for added traction with every step.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 14 "Cream" will release very soon, so make sure you keep it locked at Ox Street for your best chance to cop. While you're here, here's everything we know so far about the upcoming KITH x ASICS collaboration!

Adam is a writer and editor specializing in sneakers and streetwear. Over the past few years, he's curated features and guides for fashion publications across the globe, winning multiple awards along the way. Often travelling between the UK and Hong Kong, don't be too surprised if you find Adam anywhere else around the world taking street photography or feasting on the local delicacies.