The exclusive ASICS x Vivienne Westwood GEL-KAYANO™ 27 LTX takes inspiration from Westwood and (Malcolm) McLaren’s controversial 1974 collection ‘SEX’ – which challenged the status-quo, featuring provocative clothing; including rubber wear for the office, leather bondage, t-shirts with zips and holes and bold slogans. Inspired by this look, the custom GEL-KAYANO™ 27 LTX is constructed with an upper that is detailed with rubber stocking seams and a statement zip, presented in a translucent matte material, printed with the Westwood orb and ASICS details, and finished with a neoprene inner sock, creating the look of rubber tights.


Although not a running shoe, the midsole and outsole of the GEL-KAYANO™ 27 LTX keep the same technologies found in the GEL-KAYANO™ 27, with advanced materials and construction such as GEL™ cushioning and Dyanamic Duomax™, which all function together as part of ASICS’ I.G.S ™ (Impact Guidance System) Technology. This comprehensive system of ASICS proprietary technologies meets the biomechanical needs of various sports and provides a fluid ride and efficient and natural performance.

Time-honored and distinctive, both ASICS and Vivienne Westwood are brands that draw strength from long-lasting quality of design and materials, using advanced technology and innovation within their work. It’s the sharing of these design philosophies which formed the inspiration for this on-going design collaboration.

The limited-edition ASICS X VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANOLTX 27 are available in 3 contrasting colorways – black, lilac, and orange, and will be available from limited global ASICS & Vivienne Westwood stores and online.