GEL 1090

The ASICS X BAPE collaboration is one we all wanted to get our hands on. No denying, I did feel like a celebrity to have one of the only 20 pairs available in the UAE of this eye-catchy collaboration. This collaboration with one of the biggest streetwear brand names brings in a wave of freshness in the 1090 design. 

 This is the second collaboration of ASICS and BAPE; the previous one was back in 2015, which was a GEL KAYANO TRAINER BROWN CAMO and GEL LYTEE 5 BLACK CAMO. 

We’ll get through this drop on three different yet usual segments of Looks, Usage, and Type. 


In terms of looks, the upper is mesh with overlays of suede. It has the traditional camouflage with a pop-out orange ASICS stripe. 

 There are few logos on the tongue in yellow on the heel and the tongue of the shoe. Overall, the colour tones are of Olive suede with a camo print of brown, green and black.


You can put these on at selected occasions (who am I even kidding). As much as I would like to sleep in these, these babies deserve all the love and care you have to give out. The GEL™ cushioning technology makes GEL 1090 an everyday wear with comfortable padded heels. 


These are a pure lifestyle fit of shoes. 

Leather and textile upper fitted with laces. It comes with a standard rubber sole and padded ankle. 

My Experience so far…. 

It would be safe to say I dig the attention these kicks get me. Wearing something that is not on shelves makes you feel good. It is my first pair of GEL 1090, and what a first pair to have from BAPE. It has excellent comfort and great style overall. 

Star Rating: (out of 5)

Looks: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Use: ⭐⭐⭐

Price: N/A

Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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