The Saga Continues

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Release Date: Available now
Where to buy: Online & at select stores:

  • NSW - Pitt Street Mall, World Square, Burwood, Liverpool
  • VIC - QVM, Chadstone, Highpoint, Doncaster, Fountain Gate
  • QLD - Albert Street
  • WA - Carillon
  • Price: $149.99 AUD
    Sizes: Men's US 5-13 | Women's US 6.5-14.5


    For the first time since 1991, the ASICS GEL-Saga returns in original form. Deployed amid the bustling boom of running technology and some of the most revered sneaker silhouettes alive today, the GEL-Saga attained some of that golden DNA, securing its spot in the history books. Introduced as an affordable option for the everyman, the GEL line from ASICS garnered a considerable following through smart advertising, comfortable technology you could feel, and a fair price point. While some rivals were dabbling with Air, ASICS adopted a semi-fluid silicone based material as their choice of cushioning. Embedded into the midsole in high shock areas, GEL cushioning proved effective in absorbing and dispersing impact.

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    Utilised since 1986, GEL technology has evolved throughout the ASICS lineage as a mainstay feature in both sportswear and lifestyle footwear. Revived through specialized collaborations in the early 2000s, the streetwear selection of GEL-infused designs made a welcome return in an array of street-ready original and new colourways. Undeniably leading the resurgence was the GEL-Lyte III. An icon renowned for its unique split tongue, duel toe-box windows, streamline execution and chunky GEL midsole. The comeback brought with it a following of passionate ASICS enthusiasts and in tow a demand for more GEL of kin. The GEL-Saga II, Kayano, GT-II, GEL-Lyte V and plenty more each received a retro revival in recent times.

    Overshadowed by some successful neon forerunners, the GEL-Saga was quickly surpassed by a second-generation Saga that we all know and love. While the GEL-Saga II has seen numerous collaborations with high profile concept stores and designers, the first edition Saga has not received the same excitement, until now. 28 years since its inception, the GEL-Saga is back again in true vintage flavour. Decked out in an assortment of synthetic suede, breathable nylon and neon Tiger stripes, the 2018 GEL-Saga is unmistakably original.

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