The Asics x Sneaker Freaker Kayano Trainer "Melvin" will release on November 1st, 2014. Considering this collaborative model is slated for a fall arrival, its clear that the dark, bold tones represent a change in climate while equally acting as a continuation to its highly coveted predecessor, the “Alvin Purple.” Unlike the “Alvin,” the “Melvin” is canvased over the Gel Kayano Trainer, basking in premium updates including an elastic neoprene sockliner and rubber heel cage. An infusion of glittered 3M covers the cage, paired with plush black suede and mesh construction throughout the upper. Bright yellow accents along the paneling and outsole provide even greater distinction, while polka dot laces add yet another layer of prestige. To conclude, the “Melvin” pays tribute to its pops with a splash of purple across the heel.