BAIT x Asics Tiger 25th Anniversary Model-004 “Nightmare”.

by Henrik Buzzi

The BAIT x Asics Tiger 25th Anniversary Model-004 “Nightmare” is yet to be the most aggressive iteration of the Gel-lyte III. The 4th evolution from the previous “Models” of BAIT Gel-lyte III’s, the Nightmare is dressed in combinations of the most premium materials allowed. Tilapia skin suede in combination with Scaled reptile suede, frame the upper, while a rich full-grain leather, imported from the tanneries of Japan cover the vamp and formstripes.  The quarter is caged by a silver metal mesh with 3M hexagons tracing back to the roots of its previous models. The tongue is split between black wire mesh and silver wire mesh that are underlayed by BAIT branded reflective 3M panels, extravagantly lined with a premium black leather interior. The constant white midsole is hit with black speckles, while the leather insoles is hit with metallic BAIT and Asics branding. The first of its kind, the “Nightmare” will feature an all iced outsole that boldly proclaim the BAIT and ASICS partnership. Three lace options of Silver 3M rope, black waxed rope, and black waxed flat will come equipped with each BAIT x Asics Tiger 25th Anniversary Gel Lyte III Model-004 “Nightmare.”The shoes will be released on September 26th through online registry and at all BAIT chapter stores via live raffle.