Patta x Asics Gel-Respector.

by Henrik Buzzi

Asics Tiger and Patta have an extensive history of collaborative projects, debuting with the ASICS x Patta GEL-LYTE III in 2007, followed by a trio of GEL-Lyte Speeds in 2009, and 2011’s GEL-Saga. The cooperation continues in 2016 with the ASICS x Patta GEL-Respector. Connecting with ASICS' Japanese roots, the vibrant color palette used on the Asics x Patta Gel-Respector is inspired by rich, colorful anime films and characters such as tropical fish and mythological creatures. The upper is comprised of overlays in methyl blue premium suede, with flame orange striping and marine green accents juxtaposed against a grey perforated nubuck base. Details include 3M striping underlay, custom tongue pulls, embossed logos on the heel, branded sockliners, and matching laces in flat and rope options. The Asics x Patta Gel-Respector is set to release at Patta on February 27, followed by a global release at ASICS Family & Friends retailers on a later date to be announced.