July 9th, 2017 by Zack Schlemmer
We’ve previewed the first-ever retro of the original ASICS GEL-Lyte already, but what we didn’t know is that select pairs will be packaged with come celebratory bonuses for the shoe’s 30th anniversary. Predating the split tongue of the more known GEL-Lyte III, the original GEL-Lyte model from 1987 is getting the retro treatment for the first time ever this year, debuting in one original colorway each for men (white/black/orange) and women (white/blue/yellow). Today we learn that select boutiques, including Germany’s The Good Will Out, will sell the GEL-Lyte paired with a retro-style ASICS shoe box, pin set of both OG colorways, a fan zine, and “Skimpy 9.9” socks referencing the original then-groundbreaking weight of 9.9 ounces of the GEL-Lyte back in ’87.
The GEL-Lyte retro launches July 7th at select ASICS Tiger retailers globally. Contact your local shop for availability of the special 30th anniversary packaging. In other ASICS retro news, check out the new tonal looks for the GEL-Mai.
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