For their latest project, the folks at ASICSTIGER take a trip to the west coast – but it’s not the sunny beaches and vibrant cities of California that probably come to mind at first. No, we’re talking about the western part of Canada, home of one of the country’s most celebrated streetwear and sneaker boutiques HAVEN. Based in Vancouver, the brick-and-mortar store teamed up with the Japanese sportswear brand to craft a special edition sneaker that meets the location’s harsh climate.
From the city streets of an urban metropolos to lush woodlands and the imposing Coastal Mountains, their collaborative sneaker needs to be able to adapt to variable conditions. That’s why the two partners opted for an utilitarian approach on one of the most versatile ASICS silhouettes: the GEL-LYTE MT. Equipped with a technical sockliner, heel pull-tab and rugged tread outsole, the model is vamped up with a trekking-inspired boot design. Coated suede, nubuck and premium leather were used on the upper to add both comfort and durability, while the signature split tongue is crafted from ballistic nylon.
Proper cushioning is provided by a speckled GEL midsole, while two options of both black and olive drab woven laces complement the shoe’s dark and natural colors. In tune with the subtle aesthetics, a debossed HAVEN logo in the heel section blends right in with the usual ASICS branding and rounds off this understated rendition of the GEL-LYTE MT.
Release Details – HAVEN x ASICS GEL-LYTE MT
The HAVEN x ASICS GEL-LYTE MT will be available via asicstiger.com and at global ASICSTIGER stockists on February 24, 2018. The retail price is $130 USD.
In other ASICS news, check out the size? x ASICS GEL-LYTE OG “36 Views” which is inspired by traditional Japanese art.