Nothing feels better than moving in style. 

The real New York City is more than the landmarks. It’s the locals. NYC is powered by authenticity, hustle culture, strong opinions, and big ideas, much like the innovation and design of the ASICS GEL-NYC™.


Move like a New Yorker.

ASICS running shoes from the early 2000s and the energy of New York City were influential for creating the GEL-NYC™ sneaker’s upper and color palette.

Retro-inspired upper + Modern tech

The development for this project started with the GEL-NIMBUS™ 3 shoe and blended it with various embellishments from the GEL-MC PLUS™ V silhouette. These efforts allowed the SportStyle design team to reimagine the heritage sneaker with added dimension and new possibilities for color-blocking.

For the midsole construction, the design team was intentional about choosing a shoe from the past ten years to contrast, yet still complement the upper. By using the GEL-CUMULUS™ 16 shoe’s tooling system, this sneaker features a modernized aesthetic and better cushioning properties. As a result, its combination of lightweight foams and rearfoot and forefoot GEL™ technology inserts create a softer and more comfortable underfoot feel.