1987 marks one of the most important years in sneaker history, giving birth to Visible Air, 'Elephant' print and 'Safari' speckle to mention just a few of its momentous developments. Over at ASICS, 1987 was equally significant, spawning what would go on to be one of the brand's most iconic running lines – GEL-Lyte.
While modern day sneakerheads have become well accustomed to the GEL-Lyte III and GEL-Lyte V, a retro of the model that started it all has been notably absent from store shelves. All that is about to change next month, however, with ASICS slated to re-release the original GEL-Lyte for its 30th anniversary in its OG colourway – an iconically 80s combination of white, black and blazing orange. This release is a must for true ASICS fans.