The first model of ASICS Tiger’s classic lineup the GEL-LYTE series returns for the 2017 Autumn-Winter collection.
Of all ASICS models, the 1987 GEL-LYTE is known best for marking the start of the ASICS Tiger era. The original GEL-LYTE was inspired by the GT-II, which was introduced in 1986 as one of the first running shoes with GEL cushioning. The model was known for its unique heel protector form that provided heel support.
The revived GEL-LYTE model will be true to the original color combinations, black with orange accents and navy blue with yellow accents. The original, simple upper will also reappear, rather than the split tongue of the popular contemporary GEL-LYTE III model or monosock structure of the GEL-LYTE V, and the classic styling will appeal to everyone. Nostalgic retro-chic taste coordinates with trendy athleisure wear to add a stylish essence.