Asics continues to be faithful to classic athletic style, without embellishments and only with top performance in mind. As part of my annual Fashion Retrospections, I’ll show you all the designs that the brand’s representative Julia Goerges wore at tournaments in 2019. You’ll see that the German’s apparel hasn’t changed much compared to her 2018 sporty and feminine year with Asics.
The 31-year-old Goerges kicked off the season by defending her Auckland title. At the year’s opening tournaments, players tend to wear outfits from the end of the previous season and Goerges was no exception. Here she is in the Fall Gel-Cool Athlete Tank and Fall Athlete Skirt.
At the Australian Open, the world No.28 Goerges launched the Asics Gel-Cool Tank Top in the color papaya, featuring flexible criss-cross straps and mesh inserts to minimize sweat, and a coordinating grey skort. Here you can have a closer look at the outfit.
Goerges’ Charleston kit was a black tank paired with black leggings and the all-black theme continued at the following tournaments in the form of a tank and skort ensemble.
While bees, zebras, flowers and graphic prints dominated the courts at the French Open, Asics stayed true to the philosophy of simplicity.
In Paris, Goerges wore the Asics Gel-Cool Tank Top and its matching skort, completing the outfit with the Asics Solution Speed FF Clay shoes, advertised as being lighter than ever, more cushioned and more durable.
The WTA fashion scene at Wimbledon was bursting with attention-grabbing design features such as intricate textures, Swarovski crystals, asymmetry, pleats and gold accents, but Asics again went for a no-frills all-white look.
All Goerges’ outfits are equipped with flexible stretch construction and Asics’ patented Gel-Cool technology that creates greater airflow for optimal cooling and maximum sweat absorption.
Asics added a splash of red and yellow in Toronto and Cincinnati, including her Solution Speed FF shoes.
The US Open collection offered the Gel-Cool Tank Top and Tennis Skort in pink and white.
In Beijing, Linz and Luxembourg, Goerges wore the green version of the Fall Gel-Cool Tank and combined it with a navy skort that features a flat elastic waistband with mesh lining. A bright yellow Asics Solution Speed FF shoe model completed the look.
What do you think about Asics tennis apparel? Do you appreciate their classic approach or would you like them to include more extravagant details like others are doing? Personally, I like that we have variety in the WTA fashion.
Did you know? “Asics” is an acronym for the Latin phrase “Anima sana in corpore sano”, which translates as “A healthy mind in a healthy body”. Earlier this year, Tennis Warehouse filmed a nice story about the history of Asics as part of their Asics Brandography.