Seen on the feet of leisurely joggers and marathon runners alike, Asics is one of the first names that comes to mind when you hear running. They’ve established themselves as leaders in running apparel and intuitively designed running shoes. Vancouver-born Reigning Champ has been around for over a decade and in that time they’ve managed to take the performance apparel industry by storm with their ruggedly designed, minimalist training gear that gives traditional athleisure streetwear credibility. The Asics x Reigning Champ Vancouver Edition collab (RCxA) takes the best of both brands to create a unique collection that will delight runners and style enthusiasts alike.
Inspired by the Sea-to-Sky Corridor
The Asics x Reigning Champ collaboration pays tribute to Vancouver’s famed Sea-to-Sky Corridor trails. From mountain to shore, the landscape inspires not only the design but the functionality of the collection. With the surrounding topography woven into the clothing’s graphics and the nuanced beauty of the colours inspired by the trails, Asics and Reigning Champ come together to create looks that seamlessly blend style and functionality.
From the Trails to the Streets
Asics is setting the pace in the running game. The new footwear from the collection is no different, and with the help of Reigning Champ, they’ve upped the ante. The GEL-QUANTUM 360 5 Trail runner is designed to take on the terrain that inspired it. Featuring a ripstop nylon upper, GEL cushioning, and midsole mudguard they’re ready to conquer Vancouver’s off-roads.
For those looking to hit the streets, rain or shine, the GEL-CUMULUS 21 G-TX have you covered. This all-purpose running shoe has a GORE-TEX lining to keep your feet dry on damp runs, and a FLYTEFOAM Lyte midsole to keep your feet comfortable on long runs—so you have no excuse to not go running. The heel features the stitched Asics x Reigning Champ collab logo for double the street cred.
Seamlessly Engineered Performance
The apparel collection is designed for pure performance in the urban environment. Heavier layers like the Insulated Vest and the Seamless Half Zip offer lightweight solutions to running in chilly weather. Breathable fabrics with 4-way stretch ensure comfort for the duration of your workout and beyond.
The base layers, like the rest of the collection, stick to a minimalist aesthetic and feature ultra-soft merino wool as the core fabric. The moisture-wicking and breathable fabric pairs with seamless sides for next to skin, abrasion-free comfort. The Coast Mountain-inspired Elevation graphic on the Seamless Merino Running T-Shirt pays tribute to the city and its surroundings.
Head to the Streets
Reigning Champ’s simple and minimalist approach speaks for itself. Linking up with a well-established name like Asics has boosted their status as one of the most exciting brands making performance apparel while giving Asics an urban appeal beyond running. The Asics x Reigning Champ collab is sure to turn heads for its understated style and streetwear approach to performance.