It's evident that ASICS is a household name in the running category. From wildly successful collaborations with the likes of Ronnie Fieg to its more performance-driven sneakers for the trails, ASICS has carved out a niche in running that allows them to compete with major footwear companies. Before taking off into running, ASICS actually got its start with, get this, basketball sneakers as evidenced in the latest edition of Sneaker News Select. Sneaker News had the chance to interview none other than former Detroit Pistons star and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas to talk about his signature sneaker from 1992, the Asics Gel-Spotlyte. With the Gel-Spotlyte's return next month, Sneaker News chats with Thomas about the origins of the sneaker, key performance features, and his thoughts on its 2014 re-release. Read the feature here for more insight on the Asics Gel-Spotlyte.

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