Region exclusive sneaker releases are very alluring. Not only are they harder to acquire, they also have a charm that is unique to this specific part of the world. While it’s hard to miss any new release in this day and age, below is a list of Asia Exclusive sneakers that cater to every style. Who knows? You may find your new fave kicks today!
Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG “Japan”
Released for the Japanese market in 2001, the original Air Jordan 1 High OG “Japan” was limited to 2001 pairs.
In this iteration, the classic AJ1 silhouette is dripping in silver. Built with light gray tumbled leather, the upper is graced by metallic silver on the Swooshes, heel and toe box.
The subtly luxe “Japan” colorway emits futuristic spacey vibes, and we can really appreciate the nostalgia it brings us.
If you’re in for the silver sheen, rejoice as Jordan Brand is bringing back “Japan” later this month. With updated materials, they are guaranteed to shine even brighter. As usual, we at KicksCrew.com have secured stock so you can cop them at home with one click when the time comes.
WACKO MARIA x Vans Authentic
The Vans Authentic has been the canvas for many great designs. In this Japanese limited edition, Vans teams up with WACKO MARIA to tell the tale of Japanese folklore.
With a pitch black background, the upper features sights from the Japanese paranormal world: flames, spirits, monsters and bondage. In Vans’ grand tradition, the rest of the shoes are kept simplistic with a white sole and red heel label.
Dropped just last week, the 1000 pairs are all gone. But we can still take a moment to admire the blend of Japanese art and street wear aesthetic.
Nike Air Max 1 CNY “Longevity”
You don’t have to have grown up in a Chinese household to spot the Chinese design elements. But if you DO know a bit about the Chinese lifestyle, you can practically see the inspiration: rice bowls.
Clashing a multitude of neon colors, the Nike Air Max 1 CNY “Longevity” mix-matches different materials and textures to build a visually exciting upper. The leather overlays directly incorporate graphics on Chinese rice bowls in a refreshed color palette.
Despite being a release from a couple years back, the “Longevity” design is still fire by the whole world’s standard.
Nike Air Max 97 LX “Pink Blast”
Not necessarily only for women, the Nike Air Max 97 LX “Pink Blast” is dressed in — as you can see — a very vibrant pink.
When the dominant color stands out so much, a simple black-and-white contrast can accent and enhance the design just fine. Combining mesh materials and leather, the simplistic upper design is topped off by cherry blossom shoelace charms.
The pink glittery jelly outsole extends to the toe, which ties the whole shoe together.
Currently only available in Asia, “Pink Blast” may receive a global debut very soon.
Nike Air Max 95 “Barely Rose”
If you’re a pastel fan, great news: pastel colored sneakers are quite the trend in Asia.
We all know and love the pale pink shade of “Barely Rose” by Nike. But this Asia exclusive colorway really accentuates the softness of “Barely Rose” by pairing it with other popular pastel hues.
On top of white mesh materials, soft yellow, pink and purple layer in perfect harmony. Underneath is a chunky white midsole coated by a minimal amount of black.
Nike has plans to introduce the Air Max 95 “Barely Rose” to a much larger audience in the near future, so keep a lookout!