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Sole Team Shots: Steve’s Asics GEL Noosa

Sole Team Shots

words & image_Steve Mullholand

A few months ago, I was at a mall and saw someone wearing these insanely loud ASICS, and I knew I had to find out where he got them. It is kind of funny, because usually people are coming up to me asking where I got those shoes – but the tables where turned and I truly wanted to know the story behind them. Come to find out, he worked at a running shop and the shoes were samples. I already know how that story goes – I’m not getting them. But a few weeks later, the shoes showed up on the Eastbay Blog – !

I placed the order, and they showed up a few days later. Now anyone that knows me understands that I have some super loud and crazy limited shoes, but for some reason these kicks just struck me as right. The first time I wore them, I had a number of people come up to me and say, “Nice shoes.” They weren’t into the sneaker game – this was nothing like wearing the SC Penny IIs, where people talk up the model. This was different; they just liked the loudness of the shoes. So when I got home, I did what any other proper sneakerhead would do: I ordered another pair to stash.

This is a feature we are going to start posting every week or so, and we’re calling it Sole Team Shots. The Sole Collector staff will present a pair of shoes they bought from Eastbay, and I’m sure each shoe will have a good story behind them.

Available now: Asics GEL Noosa Tri 6

Sole Team Shots - Steve's Asics GEL Noosa

For a detailed look: Asics GEL Noosa Tri 6 Collection

Author: Nick Engvall


  1. chicagojoe12 says:

    Pretty sure they were being sarcastic when they said nice shoes lol

  2. Nick says:

    I ordered a pair when I saw them in Eastbay too, but I was disappointed to find what I thought was red was more of a hot pink. I returned them, but the loudness is the draw to them. I am hopeful that more loud shoes come out for us all to get.

  3. nickair75 says:

    Such a crazy looking shoe!!!

  4. Day-O says:

    Now that’s rainbow acid on crack right there…lol

  5. turtlesoup says:

    it’ll match the tie dye tshirt. in other words, hideous and meant to grab attention to the fool who is wearing them.

  6. auditude says:

    To each their own. But to me, crazy and loud do not translate into a pair I would buy or wear here.

  7. Laundrykicks says:

    I really like these on foot. Loud loud loud.

  8. Jean C says:

    I’ve had my eyes on these since they debuted and a FSR was available.

    They have them at a local Athletes Foot shoe store, also.

    Now, after Steve puts them on the blog and they are spotlighted, all of a sudden, they are all spoken for and sold out on Eastbay and on back order.

    I guess all of the HYPEBEAST got them, of well, at least I know of a spot that’s selling them for about 20% less.

  9. ZINC152 says:

    Can I still cop these?

  10. Hot Sneaks says:

    Absolutely Wicked Good!

  11. Roy L Henley says:

    Where can I buy those shoes?

  12. Roy L Henley says:

    I live in Houston,Texas and would like to buy these shoes in Mens, size 11 wide. Please help