With one of the great annual American sporting events about to hit New York next week, we’ve partnered with ASICS and Mitchell & Ness for a new limited edition collection of tennis-inspired sneakers, apparel and accessories that runs the gamut from past to present and lifestyle to performance.
Mitchell & Ness got its start in the early 1900s stringing handcrafted tennis racquets, and has since firmly established themselves as one of the driving forces in heritage sports apparel.
The ASICS and Onitsuka Tiger® brands are perhaps best known for their contributions to the world of running, but their tennis roots run deep as well. The Onitsuka Tiger brand dates back to the 1960’s in tennis and ASICS is currently one of the top performance tennis brands in the world.
Launching in conjunction with the start of the 2016 US Open Tennis Championships in NYC, this limited edition collection includes vintage tennis-inspired apparel pieces such as the Mitchell & Ness Arthur Ashe Track Jacket, court-ready polos and shorts, tees, pullovers, windbreakers and more.
The footwear portion of the collection spans several generations of ASICS and Onitsuka Tiger silhouettes spread across three product categories. The Onitsuka Tiger brand’s longstanding tennis roots are represented by the Lawnship® and GSM TM models, while the ASICS Tiger TM brand favorites like the GEL-Lyte® III and GEL-Sight TM models seamlessly bridge the gap to the off-court tennis culture aesthetic that has been a timeless sportswear staple for decades. Looking to the present, the wildly popular GEL-Resolution® 6 performance model gets reimagined with a lifestyle twist punctuated by a mismatched colorway.
This limited edition collection will be released through a special pop-up activation space in the heart of NYC at Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall from Tuesday, August 30 to Thursday, September 1.
The Mitchell & Ness apparel ranges from $30-$150 from headwear to jackets and everything in between.
The ASICS/Onitsuka Tiger footwear ranges from $100-$160 across the five silhouettes.
More info to come…