Hanon x Asics Gel Lyte III "Solstice"

by Henrik Buzzi

This Fall Hanon join forces with Asics Tiger preesenting a brand new collaboration as they celebrate 25 years of the iconic GEL-LYTE III. To commemorate this silver milestone, Hanon’s edition of the GEL-LYTE III revisits the night sky and astronomical theme as depicted on earlier hanon x Asics projects, this time taking inspiration from the longest and shortest days of the year – commonly referred to as the Solstice. Drawing inspiration from Hanon’s northerly location in Scotland where the dark winter evenings are in stark contrast to the long summer nights, they looked to the “gloaming” and enduring skies of the fairer months and have applied a luxurious blue azure suede and plush purple nubuck to the upper.

Depicting the shimmering lights of the sky Hanon added a bespoke perforation to the vamp which includes a tonal 3M underlay as well as reflective Tiger Stripes and woven lace. When the shoe catches the light it illuminates, mirroring the ever changing hues during the evenings of the summer months. Further night-themed inspiration can be found on the blue frosted segments to the outsole whilst a plush printed celtic knot and flame pattern is applied to the collar lining – a light nod to their Scottish roots and the ancient Celtic association with the solstice. Additional attention to detail on the hanon ‘Solstice can be seen by way of a dual branded tongue patch, printed footbed and embossed fire detail on each heel. Each pair will come complete with three lace sets and custom-made box. Finally as a homage to our first GEL-LYTE III ‘Wildcats’ they included a similar color blocking to the upper as well as the same execution on the reflective Tiger Stripes and tongue detail. Releasing November 28th at hanon.