ASICS marks founder’s 100th birthday with KO100 collection

The sunflower-themed collection aims to bring a bright, healthy future.

ASICS KO100 collection

ASICS celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding father, Kihachiro Onitsuka, with a limited-edition ASICS KO100 footwear and apparel collection.

Onitsuka founded the company in 1949 and established ASICS with a clear philosophy: to help people move more and feel healthy in both mind and body. This philosophy continues to drive everything the company does today, whether its in product innovations or charitable partnerships.

These new products from ASICS, ASICSTIGER, and Onitsuka Tiger have been created to reflect Onitsuka’s positive personality and pioneering spirit. Along with the trademark ASICS comfort and design, the footwear’s fresh sunflower design features striking reds, oranges and yellows.


 Constructed with 360 degrees of ASICS GEL technology cushioning, the GEL-QUANTUM 360 KO100 available for both male and females balances high performance and comfort.

The heel design is inspired by ‘himawari’ or ‘sunflower’ in Japanese. The rubber sole and knit upper are shades of yellow and orange, designed to mimic the range of tones in a sunflower.

Price: P10,800


The unisex ASICSTIGER GEL-MAI KO100 offers an asymmetrical eyelet stay which tightens around both the forefoot and ankle of the shoe. The volume of the midsole emphasizes the fuzeGEL technology and superior cushioning, a key feature of the GEL-MAI.

The multi-colored upper includes subtle sunflower inspired patterns splashed along the mesh and suede overlays.

Price: P7,000


The unisex TIGER CORSAIR KO100 features increased cushioning, arch cookies, full-length midsole, thicker heel, and E.V.A. midsole material to give the shoe a comfortable.

A new upper design features a splayed sunflower print while maintaining the same silhouette of the original TIGER CORSAIR sneaker.

Price: P6,500


The limited edition KO100 apparel is a unisex set consisting of the SS Tee and Jersey Pant. Both are made from recycled materials and without the use of fabric to reflect ASICS’ commitment to sustainability and Kihachiro Onitsuka’s founding vision.

The apparel features the trio of ASICS logos—ASICS, ASICSTIGER, and Onitsuka Tiger—and an embroidered gold sunflower on the SS Tee.

Only 1,918 pairs for each limited edition shoe design are available globally. All footwear products are now available at Onitsuka Tiger Greenbelt 5 or from ASICS online stores.