Continuing the celebration of 25 years of the Gel-Lyte III, Asics teamed up with long-time cohort Footpatrol to create something magnificent. The Footpatrol x Asics Gel-Lyte III ‘Squad’ pays homage to a time of struggle many Britons faced. In terms of the colorway, the design comes from the original Footpatrol gasmask logo.
The materials and splattered outsoles on these are absolutely bananas. You know what isn’t? The price tag. These will retail for $200 and release in-store only at Packer Shoes on August 29 at 12pm EDT. From Packer Shoes:
Incorporating elements from their OG gasmask logo which formed the base for the colour palette, a rich Olive Branch pigskin suede features on the upper, accented with Metallic Gold and Black details throughout. Additional features include perforated details on the toe-box and medial & lateral quarter panels, with a hairy pigskin suede to the split-tongue, a deep Black suede ASICS waves logo on the lateral panel with a tonal ASICS waves logo on the medial side highlighted with a reflective Metallic Gold trim.
The premium styling continues with soft Willow coloured inner lining and matching footbed, with the OG Footpatrol gasmask logo printed on the footbed heel. Further Footpatrol branding features throughout, the FP collegiate logo on the heel, and the Bar logo on the lateral side of the right shoe, and medial side of the left. This detail is also replicated on both panels with the ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE III logo. The shoe comes supplied with a set of three laces – a Willow coloured lace, a reflective Olive Branch coloured rope lace, and an Olive Branch flat lace with a morse code message printed in Black that spells out ‘Footpatrol GEL-LYTE III’.
Rounding off the theme of our co-lab is the ‘FP SQUAD’ embroidered logo that carrys [carries] the message ’11 Members, 1 Squad Leader’ on the inside of the split-tongue.