The HANON X ASICS TIGER GEL LYTE III SOLSTICE sports a colourway that revisits the night sky and astronomical theme.
Rather than looking to the Northern Lights for inspiration, as they did with their collaboration on the GT2, this time around it’s the longest and shortest days of the year, referred to as the Summer and Winter SOLSTICE, that provides the inspiration. With their northerly location in Scotland, where the dark winter evenings are a stark contrast to the long summer nights, HANON looked to the ‘gloaming’ (dusk) skies of the brighter months, which results in a combination of luxurious blue azure suede and plush purple nubuck on the upper, in colour blocking reminiscent of their previous GEL LYTE III collaboration – the Wildcats.
To represent the shimmering lights of the sky, the shoe features a bespoke perforation on the vamp, which subtly reveals a tonal 3M underlay, as well as reflective Tiger Stripes and woven laces. When the light catches the shoe, it illuminates to mirror the ever-changing hues seen during the evenings of the summer months. Additional night-themed inspiration can be found on the blue frosted segments on the outsole, whilst a plush printed celtic knot and flame pattern is applied to the collar lining, which is a nod to the shop’s Scottish roots and the ancient Celtic association with the solstice. Finishing touches include the dual-branded tongue patch, printed insole and embossed fire detail on each heel. Each pair will come with a choice of three sets of laces, to give you a choice of how you want to style your pair, and the always-appreciated custom shoebox. This has already been a pretty impressive year for the GEL LYTE III and going by this release, its clearly not over yet!
The HANON X ASICS TIGER GEL LYTE III SOLSTICE drops on SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER and in the very slim chance that any pair make it online, you will find them via the RELEASE PAGE, which you can link to below.
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