Asics Debuts Color-Changing Chameleoid Mesh Fabric

Asics has partnered with a Japanese textile company to develop a new color-changing mesh.

Known as Chameleoid Mesh, the new fabric, which was unveiled today, is equipped with technology that changes colors depending on the angle from which it’s viewed.

Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM
Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM Women’s.
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Asics has already released the first sneaker to feature Chameleoid Mesh: the Gel-Quantam 360 CM running shoe. Asics also plans to use the color-shifting fabric across the Asics Tiger lifestyle range.

Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM
Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM Unisex.
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Chameleoid Mesh is the product of a collaboration between the Asics Institute of Sports Science and Toray Industries’ Advanced Textiles Development Center. Along with its color-changing properties, Chameleoid Mesh is more flexible and thus more accommodating to the foot’s movement.

“We are happy to have developed a new textile with colors that change depending on the angle of viewing, and that we can offer this product to our customers,” said Asics Institute of Sports Science footwear-development team manager Kenta Moriyasu.

Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM
Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM Women’s.
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The Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM is available now from asics.com for $170.

Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM
Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM Women’s.
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Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM
Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM Men’s.
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Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM
Asics Gel-Quantam 360 CM Women’s.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

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