Go back to the future with ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE

The first model of ASICS Tiger’s classic lineup the GEL-LYTE series is back.

Matt Jones
by Matt Jones
21st July 2017

article:21st July 2017

Clean kicks: ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE.
Clean kicks: ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE.

Step back into the 1980s and get the eye of the Tiger as the first model of ASICS Tiger’s classic lineup, the GEL-LYTE series, returns for the 2017 autumn/winter collection.

Of all ASICS models, the 1987 GEL-LYTE is known best for marking the start of the ASICS Tiger era. The original GEL-LYTE was inspired by the GT-II, which was introduced in 1986 as one of the first running shoes with GEL cushioning.


The model was known for its unique heel protector form that provided sturdy and  stylish support.

The revived GEL-LYTE model stays true to the original colour combinations; black with orange accents and navy blue with yellow accents.

The original, simple upper will also reappear, rather than the split tongue of the popular contemporary GEL-LYTE III model or monosock structure of the GEL-LYTE V, and the classic styling will appeal to everyone.

Nostalgic retro-chic taste coordinates with trendy athleisure wear to add a stylish essence to earn the Tiger its 2017 stripes.

So roll back the years with a classic that combines great style with comfort.


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