Packer Shoes x Asics Gel Lyte V GTX "Scary Cold"

by Henrik Buzzi

It’s crazy how seemingly fleeting moments in pop culture can forever alter the way we think about a word, or a phrase, or a thing. Ever since a memorable Thursday night in the ’90s, many of us now enjoy an extra layer of giddiness when we hear the words “GORE-TEX®”. Sure, we already had a deep love and appreciation for GORE-TEX® brand technology and its magical abilities to keep us warm and dry, but thanks to one of the most infamous winter coats in history, the term has come to mean so much more. As an homage to all things GORE-TEX®, Packer partnered with Asics Tiger for a special collaborative collection that will hopefully shed some light on the age old question: just how cold is “Scary Cold”?

Their winterized take on the GEL-Lyte V GTX model features a familiar color palette comprised of premium black leather and rusty tan suede. In addition to the GORE-TEX® lining, they have included some other rugged cold weather updates like the boot-inspired metal d-ring lace rivets and a layer of ballistic mesh behind the asymmetrical medial logo stripes. Releasing January 28 at Packer.