While the anniversary celebrations for 30 years of ASICS GEL technology are in full swing (read our History Check here), another classic member of the GEL legacy is making a return: The Japanese brand is bringing back the ultra-light Asics Tiger Gel-Diablosilhouette from the ASICS archives as a lifestyle edition in a breezy white colorway with black and blue accents.
Originally released in the mid-1990s, the ASICS Tiger GEL-DIABLO proved an instant hit with serious runners at the time due to its breathable upper, GEL cushioning and overall low weight.
For a major update, ASICS is bringing the former running model into the lifestyle realm with a new and improved rubber outsole.
The angular lines in the upper marked a departure from ASICS previous offering, compared to such classics as the GEL-LYTE, and still strikes an individualistic note today as a unique retro runner.
Rounding out the 1990s-style package, the branding on the tongue and the GEL-emblem on the midsole are subtle touches in a new lifestyle staple in the ASICS collection.
Some of you may remember Ronnie Fieg’s version of the shoe in April as a Volcano 2.0 KITH-strike. Now this wider release brings a chance to buy the shoe to a broader audience.
The ASICS Tiger GEL-DIABLO will release on August 12, 2017 with a EUR 120.00 price tag at retailers including Asphaltgold. On-feet opener image courtesy of Asphaltgold.