The ASICS TIGER X PATTA GEL RESPECTOR stays true to the brand’s Japanese roots with an anime-inspired colourway.
ASICS TIGER and PATTA have a rich history together, which kicked off with the Gel Lyte III in 2007, followed by a trio of Gel Lyte Speeds in 2009 and a Gel Saga in 2011 and now they are adding the GEL RESPECTOR to the list. For this collaboration they have looked to anime for inspiration, which for those that don’t know, is a style of Japanese animation, renowned for its colourful graphics, vibrant characters and fantasy themes. With this as the colourway’s inspiration, the result is a bold mix of methyl blue suede overlays, flame orange formstripes and marine green accents throughout, which is all toned down by a grey perforated nubuck base layer. The more muted tones continue onto the lining, midsole and outsole, with another hit of flame orange at the mid-foot to add a bit more pop. Finishing touches include a 3M striping underlay, custom dual-branded tongue pulls, embossed logos on the heel, dual branded insoles and matching laces in flat and rope options. PATTA played a significant part in the rise in popularity of ASICS TIGER, so it is good to see the two working together after a five year break.
The ASICS TIGER X PATTA GEL RESPECTOR drops first at PATTA on SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY and at Family & Friends retailers soon after. Make sure to keep checking back with us for updates on the wider release.
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