FOOTPATROL X Asics Gel-Lyte III ‘SQUAD’FOOTPATROL X Asics Gel-Lyte III ‘SQUAD’

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Am kommenden Samstag ist es soweit – die nächste Geburtstagskollabo zu Ehren des Gel-Lyte III wird releast. Asics hat sich das ganze Jahr in’s Zeug gelegt und immer wieder hochkarätige Partner an Land gezogen, so auch jetzt. UK’s Top Store FOOTPATROL durfte Hand anlegen und hat sich, was ihr Thema angeht, gut ins Zeug gelegt. “Squad” heißt die Kollabo und ist von der Gasmaske, FOOTPATROL’s Logo, inspiriert. Sie steht zwar einerseits für schlechte Zeiten, aber auch für Dinge wie Zusammengehörigkeit und Loyalität zur eigenen Einheit, zum Team – Daher ist auch der Name überaus passend. Farblich blieb FOOTPATROL im militärischen Bereich, hauptsächlich Olive, die Tigerstripes in schwarz, ein bisschen Gold, auf der Heel ein wenig Rot.

Wir sagen “Chapeau” – Eine gelungene Kollabo mit durchdachtem Thema!

Samstag ist Release-Tag, in Deutschland bei folgenden Läden:

SOLEBOX, Berlin
OVERKILL, Berlin
TITELHELDEN, Hamburg
AFEW, Düsseldorf
THE GOOD WILL OUT, Köln
ASPHALTGOLD, Darmstadt
SUPPA, Stuttgart

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11934989_10153505524957978_4831322072864590845_nAs you should already know it is the Gel-Lyte III’s 25th birthday this year – 25 years and the Gel-Lyte III made it already to being a sportswear and sneaker legend. Well, whou can really say that about himself? The most obvious way for a sneakerbrand to celebrate an anniversary would be to do a huge collab. Yes, that’s right. But because the Gel-Lyte III is one of the most successful running silhouettes in the last year, one collab wouldn’t be enough, Asics does a huge number of them to get the party started! We’ve seen many great colorways in 2015 so far, such as the Koi or the “Packer Shoes” collab just to name a few.

This month, it’s going to be british and it’s going to be a little “military” – this month’ Gel-Lyte III “25th Anniversary” is designed by no other than FOOTPATROL London, one of UK’s top stores and already great colabs such as the FOOT PATROL Sage some time ago.

After the first teaser pics we read some negative comments about the collab, calling it boring and stuff. But i think people were shooting to early because the whole pack has an interesting inspiration and thought through also in small details. Let us tell you why the “Squad” is a great shoe:

Foot Patrol’s logo is the gas mask and so they took the chance to create a colorway that it is inspired by it. Sure, there’s some negative connotation coming with the gas mask, on the other hand it clearly stands for comradeship and common identity for a group – this seems to be the reason for naming the shoe “squad”. It unites all the members of the team or group. Many details point on the theme, for example there’s the morse code of “FOOTPATROL GEL_LYTE III” on the laces and a “FOOTPATROL SQUAD” patch on the tongue.

Colorwise the military inspiration is clearly visible. The main part of the suede upper is held in olive while only the tigerstripes feature black on the outer and golden accents on the inner side of the shoe. On the heel there’s even some red.

The “Squad” will be available at the following stores (for Germany):
SOLEBOX, Berlin
OVERKILL, Berlin
TITELHELDEN, Hamburg
AFEW, Düsseldorf
THE GOOD WILL OUT, Köln
ASPHALTGOLD, Darmstadt
SUPPA, Stuttgart

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