Asics Tiger Gel-Saga OG

by Henrik Buzzi

First touching down in 1991 for the burgeoning Japanese and US markets, the Gel-Saga was designed for the everyman and amassed a decent following through its comfort, fair price and smart targeting of the mid-mileage runner. It boasted many functional details including innovative GEL in the rear, a cushioning EVA midsole, Nylex collar padding and distinctive branding to the sidewalls. Despite its low-key debut, the Gel-Saga has evolved into a sought-after collectable and this season it returns in a selection of original colorways.

There have been many forms of the Gel-Saga released over the years, with the more recent interpretations making use of the slightly chunkier, rounder shape. These latest efforts hark back more towards the traditional slimmer profile designed for distance running on the road. The innovative GEL technology is incorporated within the sole unit to propel you forward with each step, while a compression moulded EVA midsole absorbs shock to cushion the impact of hard ground contact. Making use of a traditional material swatch, suede and textile uppers are complemented with hits of burgundy to the sidewalls, pull tab and the brand’s distinctive branding. Coming soon to selected retailers such as size?