GEL-LYTE OG The original GEL-LYTE Series model returns! Timeless universal form Way back in 1987 ASICS Tiger had a number for speed freaks… 9.9. Weighing in at a skimpy 9.9 ounces in a men`s size 9 the new GEL-LYTE was a very intimidating light weight. It was the kick-off for a series of running models that would create its own standard. The original GEL-LYTE set the visual blueprint for the GEL-LYTE series with its scope for color blocking and reflective forefoot panels for extra visibility. Right in time for its 30th anniversary the first model of ASICS Tiger’s classic lineup the GEL-LYTE series returns for the 2017 Autumn-Winter collection. Of all ASICS models the 1987 GEL-LYTE is known best for marking the start of the ASICS Tiger era. The original GEL-LYTE was inspired by the GT-II which was introduced in 1986 as one of the first running shoes with GEL cushioning. The revived GEL-LYTE model will be true to the original color combinations, black with orange accents and navy blue with yellow accents. The original, simple upper will also reappear and represent the classic styling appeal with nostalgic retro-chic taste.