Asics Needles EX89. Inspired by Needles' track pants. Asics and Needles updated the leather upper of the Asics EX89 with broadened overlays to accommodate the chunky stitch patterns normally seen on their track pants. On the tongue of the left foot, the Needles logo is embroidered instead of the Asics logo, creating an asymmetrical design. The heel is finished with an embroidered butterfly mark, the face of the Needles brand.