SBTG, Limited Edition, and ASICS Return the GEL-Lyte III to ‘Monsoon Patrol II’Release: 7 January 2021
Frequent collaborators SBTG and Limited Edition have linked up again with ASICS to release a new GEL-Lyte III colourway that’s themed ‘Monsoon Patrol II’. This reprises their inaugural three-way effort from 2018, but with an updated palette for the GL3’s 30th anniversary.
Where the original version was very mil-spec in olive and brown tones, the second edition’s Lichen Green/Piedmont Grey colourway is relatively more civilian while remaining uber utilitarian. The colab achieves this with the protective tongue shroud that loops around some retrofitted speed hooks. For even more fit customisation, these GL3s have a secondary toggled lace closure called the ‘Rebel Lace System’ that cinches around the ankle for quick on/off.
Functional upgrades aside, the palette is certainly very easy on the eyes, especially when it’s applied to quilted nylon and nappy suede uppers. SBTG, ever the covert operator, applies his signature ‘Parsilla’ camo pattern in subtle areas such as behind the Tiger Stripes and insole.
Not pictured is an even stealthier and reportedly super rare Black/Black option that neither SBTG, Limited Edition, nor ASICS have officially revealed yet. Until then, the Lichen Green/Piedmont Grey ‘Monsoon Patrol II’ is due to release on January 7 from SBTG, Limited Edition, and CHAMBER store.