It's been a decade since AFEW collaborated with ASICS on the 'KOI' GEL-LYTE III. In celebration of Japan Day and the 10th anniversary, the Düsseldorf-based sneaker boutique has created a 'KOI' colorway of the Yamasura. This is a sneaker model that AFEW produces itself. The Yamasura 'Koi' is a one-of-one handmade sneaker and will not have an official release.
The colour palette of the new Yamasura 'Koi' is the same as that of the original collaboration with ASICS. These colours are red, grey and navy blue. The Yamasura 'KOI' was also designed in the workshop of Rolf Rainer. This is also where the GEL-LYTE III 'KOI' was created ten years ago.
What immediately stands out is the red-coloured suede on the nose, heel and collar of the shoe. Furthermore, the sneaker has coloured suede on the rest of the overlays. The middle panel is made of white nubuck on which the Yamasura logo can be found in leather that is coloured navy blue.
The AFEW Yamasura 'KOI' is a handmade sneaker and only one of them exists. The sneaker will not get an official release. However, the pair will be on display at the Threelittlebirds bar in Düsseldorf on May 21, 2022.
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