Who should buy the ASICS Gel Citrek

This ASICS sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a undetachable EVA sock liner that ensures a more customized fit
  • You are after a sneaker with a flexible mesh-leather upper which provides ventilation
  • You prefer a shoe with a mesh lined-insole that delivers breathability

ASICS Gel Citrek Logo

Style of the ASICS Gel Citrek

Whether one’s use for putting on the Gel City Trek athletic sneaker is for outdoor adventures or just a daily metropolitan bustle, earthy tones or pops of color afford the wearer some flexibility when picking out pieces of clothing to go with this trainer.

ASICS Gel Citrek Midsole

Notable Features

In the same vein as some of ASICS’ running-inspired range, the Gel Citrek is predominantly enveloped in durable ripstop mesh and leather upper, giving it that outdoorsy appeal. Leather overlays on the eye stay and toe bump provide added reinforcements where most of the brunt takes place.

ASICS Gel Citrek Toebox

Sandwiched between the textile and sock liner is an internal heel counter that provides stability and movement support.

ASICS Gel Citrek Insole

History of the ASICS Gel Citrek

In the eighties, shoe manufacturers were busy developing various technologies that can be incorporated into their shoe designs. Nike had its Air technology. ASICS had GEL® technology.

ASICS Gel Citrek Laces

As an alternative to the impact-minimizing air systems, which Nike already did with its Nike Air Max 1, ASICS tapped Japanese company, Taica, for its silicone-based gel for its running shoes. The substance, named Alpha Gel, was successfully used in ballpoint pens and rocket technology. 

ASICS Gel Citrek Collar

ASICS injected the Alpha Gel into the EVA midsoles of its running shoes and released its pioneering gel-infused in 1986 through the ASICS GT-II which was an instant hit.

ASICS Gel Citrek Heel

Venturing into the lifestyle sneaker niche, ASICS continued injecting the Gel cushioning. A cross between running and casual culture is the Gel City Trek. Taking essential details from its heritage trail-running line and modernizing it to suit the present-time practical sneaker wearers.

ASICS Gel Citrek side collar

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: ASICS Gel
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA, Nylon / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable

Compare popularity Interactive

Compare the popularity of another shoe to ASICS Gel Citrek: