Flashback to 2010 – Mita and Asics Tiger join forces on a subtle black leopard print GLIII. In a time slightly pre-Gel Lyte III hype the release paved the way for strong upcoming releases from the likes of Ronnie Fieg and Woei in the following years. Now, bring it forward to 2017 and it seems Mita have yet again got their foot in the door early, this time for the Gel Mai.
A combination of black suede and dark leopard print makes the upper of the shoe as it sits upon a clean white midsole. This release is certainly not shy of detailing with specific attention paid to the graphics on the innersole of which include Mita’s signature chain link fence.The 1999 running classic gets all the tech updates and comfort we can expect from AT while staying true it’s 90’s look for this drop. With it’s quirky asymmetric lacing system the Gel Mai has been a real favourite around THEXCHNG HQ recently.
After it’s resurgence on the scene earlier this year the Mai has been treated to some seriously high caliber collaborations and it’s seems Asics are nowhere near slowing down. You’ll find these at spots like Laced Brisbane and HALs this weekend, August 12th.