Patta x Asics Gel-Lyte

by Henrik Buzzi

Longtime collaboration partners AsicsTiger and Patta have teamed up again to deliver a new take on the 1987 AsicsTiger classic, the Gel-Lyte. The original GEL-LYTE runner model set the mark for Gel-Lyte series 30 years ago, featuring many innovations at the time benefitting athletes, including lightweight synthetic fabrics, reflective materials and GEL technology. The Gel-Lyte also functioned as a visual blueprint for the series, with unique ways of color blocking.

Patta's take on the sleek AsicsTiger classic employs a mid grey base paired with dark purple nubuck overlays, accented with ginger honey striping and subtle pink hits on the details, including the striping underlay, lace stays and Patta-branded lace locks. The shoes feature a perforated toebox, soft leather lining, with subtle co- branding to be found on the woven tongue label, embroidered on the heel tab, printed on the insole, and on the aglets. Every pair comes with a custom AsicsTiger x Patta hangtag and additional sets of pink and ginger honey laces. Releasing at Patta on July 31