Asics Tiger's New Collaboration is Inspired by a Southeast Asian Railway
Asics Tiger has teamed up with Barcelona-based sneaker boutique 24 Kilates for an exclusive colorway of the Asics Tiger Gel Lyte III. For this collaboration, the Spanish sneaker authority gave a nod to its second store in Bangkok by taking the colors of a Southeast Asian railway that connects Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Neither Asics Tiger nor 24 Kilates explicitly states which railway they have referenced, but it's the State Railway of Thailand, which does run through those three countries. And based on the colors used—royal green and butter yellow—the sneakers are also likely inspired by the Eastern and Oriental Express, a luxury train that runs a three-day international route on the same State Railway.
The sneaker itself is a cut above your average Gel Lyte III. Apart from colors inspired by the train and its scenic jungle routes, it's made with high-quality suede, full-grain leather and nubuck as a reference to luxurious train cabins. It also features a classic co-branding woven badge on the iconic Asics split-tongue, further embellished with gold embroidered detailing.
Now, if we could only get our own colorway inspired by the MRT-2. What would that look like?
The 24 Kilates x Asics Tiger Gel Lyte III will be available this Saturday, October 6, through local retailers Sneak Peek at EDSA Shangri-la Plaza and Commonwealth at SM Aura.