After teasing the collaboration on Instagram, Awake NY is ready to release its collaboration with Asics. The collection features two colorways of the Gel-Kayano 5 360 inspired by Awake NY founder Angelo Baque’s recent time in Paris and his home, Queens, New York.

The New York-inspired colorway features a primarily silver upper with mint green suede paneling wrapping the lower portion of the upper while the midsole and 360 Gel unit are off white. The colorway is inspired by Baque’s visits to Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. The silver represents the Unisphere, a steel globe in the middle of the park with the green obviously representing the foliage.

The Paris colorway boasts a gold upper with black covering everything from the suede paneling down to the outsole. This colorway is inspired by late night walks through the city and the golden color the street lights cast on the aptly named “La Ville-Lumière” (The City of Lights). The sneakers will also release alongside a hoodie and T-shirt. Each top features the classic Awake logo on the front and “The World Is Yours” on the back, a reference to Baque’s fellow Queens native, Nas.

Baque took to Instagram to explain that seeing the way North and West African youth would wear Asics in Paris made him want to work with the Japanese running sneaker manufacturer.

The Awake NY x Asics collection will release Thursday, June 20 in Paris at The Next Door, Saturday, June 22 in New York City at 62 Kenmare Street, and on Awake NY’s webstore on Tuesday, June 25. Be sure to check Grailed’s Hype marketplace shortly after the drop for your chance to cop.

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