This year ASICS Tiger will celebrate the Stars’ Festival with the release of the Tanabata Pack.
Inspired by the Japanese legend of The forbidden love. The princess Orihime who lived on the edges of the Milky Way sewed fabrics for her father the lord of heaven all day long. Suddenly, her father worried to see his daughter completely absorbed by her work, decides to introduce to her a young cow farmer named Hikoboshi. It was love at first sight and they got married soon after. Being so absorbed with their love, they quickly forget their celestial duties. The cows were getting sick, and the fabrics remained unfinished. Angry, the lord of heaven took the decision to separate them from each other on both sides of the Milky Way. However, he granted them the right to meet once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh month, except in case of bad weather. In that case, the river would get flooded, and they would not be able to go across the Milky Way to meet. Therefore, they were praying for a favorable weather so they could meet. If they had managed to meet, all the people who had made a vow that day would see their wish come true.
Following this legend, July 7th has become a day when the Japanese celebrate Tanabata, also known as the Stars’ Festival. They write a wish on pieces of colored paper called Tanzaku and simply hang them on bamboo sticks hoping their wish comes true.
2 models will be parading in honor of the two lovers
The GEL-KAYANO TRAINER sports a predominance of antique moss color on top. Made from a mix of suede and buckskin, it lets appear a thin line with a duffel bag color on the heel to end by a transitional and outer sole with an olive color.
La GEL-RESPECTOR, inverse les couleurs, avec un Duffel Bag couvrant la majeure partie de la chaussure qui se mêle à un cuir lisse supérieure et à un rappel d’Antique Moss en suède au niveau du talon. La semelle intermédiaire et extérieure sont finis de couleur sable, pour un look un peu plus léger.
Both pairs feature patented soles, with the word Tanabata written in Japanese in the Tanabata (七夕) written in japanese in the GEL-KAYANO TRAINER while an image decorated with a traditional banner is featured in the GEL-RESPECTOR.