ASICS GT-II™ « Uplifting Pack » by AFEW

Solid and loyal collaborators, German shop AFEW and Japanese brand ASICS present their latest release. Following up on the GEL-Lyte III « BOI » released last February (article available HERE), a GT-II™ duo has been unveiled. This « Uplifting Pack » was designed to raise awareness for depression and mental illness.

The ASICS brand has ties to the German depression support association, DEUTSCHE DEPRESSIONS HILFE.

While thinking about a new collaboration with the Japanese label, AFEW thought of participating to this cause by creating exclusive sneakers with 10% of the sales benefiting this association.

After talking about this serious subject around them, AFEW members found inspiration from a close friend, Erol, who shared his personal experience and helped them better understand the theme of depression. The idea of the collaboration is to help « look up », to find hope and positivity.

The « Uplifting pack » consists of 2 collaborative versions of the GT-II™.

One comes in different shades of grey and the second appears in a tan, brown and salmon color combination.

These shoes are made from high-end and diverse materials. For example, we find furry suede on the Tigers Stripes, corduroy on the tongue and heel of the grey pair. To affirm the inspiration, a brain graphic is affixed to the insole and the back of the heel. A white midsole and grey semi-translucent outsole for the gray version and a pink/cream/translucent tri-color for the brown iteration complete the design. The AFEW team specifies that « the brown colorway is keeping a little secret »! These pairs come in special boxes depicting the sky, to symbolize the idea of « looking up ».

The ASICS GT-II™ « Uplifting Pack » by AFEW will be released on June 10, 2022 via an open raffle on the German shop’s website,, priced at €140 per colorway and sizes run from US 4 to US 14. As a reminder, 10% of the profits of the sales will be donated to DEUTSCHE DEPRESSIONS HILFE. Don’t sleep !

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