Kasina was founded in 1997 by former pro skateboarder EunHyuk Lee in Busan, South Korea and has expanded over the years into Seoul. The entire design celebrates the country, its growth as well as travel - all parallel to the shop.
Written in Korean on the tongue tab is "Kasina" and the logo is embroidered on the heel and inside of the tongue tab as well. The theme of travel is expressed with "Busan" and "Seoul" on the left and right heel tabs respectively signally the journey of the shop and population boom of Seoul in the '80s. The Neptune Green colorway references the signs of the Gyeongbu Expressway while the Industrial Blue pays homage to the vintage buses in Seoul. Hangtags helps further bring the idea together.
Kasina will be the exclusive retailer for the Neptune Green colorway on September 18. The Industrial Blue version will go on sale at Kasina and via Nike SNKRS in Asia on September 25.
9/18/20 (Friday) - Neptune Green
9/25/20 (Friday) - Industrial Blue