UPDATE: It's been a minute since we first heard of the Patta x ASICS Gel Respector colab, but we've only just now got official info and a release date for the shoe. Acknowledging ASICS' home-country and its love for anime, Patta chose to get liberal with the bright, blended tones you'd find in the swashbuckling comics, and the result is this colour trip of a shoe.
The Patta x ASICS Gel Respector will be exclusively available from Patta in Amsterdam on February 27, with a worldwide release to be announced soon.
The Gel Respector is quickly becoming the 6th Man on the ASICS Tiger bench, already having a solid GR colourway game this year and having a double-header Concepts collaboration over the weekend with more planned for the future. The latest collaboration to be revealed is these joints from our friends in Netherlands. Patta is no stranger to the colab game, and they've blended some bright navy, orange and turquoise overlays on top of a perforated white leather base. The wild upper is anchored by the chunky grey heel counter that matches the two-tone midsole. As always with Patta collaborations, you gotta be quick to secure a pair, so once we find out about the release date we'll make sure everyone marks it on their calendar!
Originally published on December 7, 2015.