Asics Teams Up With Limited EDT & SBTG To Release A Controversial Gel Lyte M
Asics have joined forces with Singapore-based Limited EDT & SBTG to release the “Monsoon Patrol” Gel Lyte M. As the name indicates, this entire collection will be waterproof. While the pair itself has a very “SBTG” look to them, as seen on their past work with Asics, the biggest controversial is the “rain cap”, which can be added whenever you want to protect your sneakers from the rain.
Here’s Limited EDT press release:
We are proud to have teamed up with ASICSTIGER brand and Singapore’s OG sneaker artist, Mark Ong, a.k.a SBTG, to roll-out the highly-anticipated GEL-LYTETM lll shoes – Monsoon Patrol.
Inspired by the monsoon season of his home-city Singapore, the Monsoon Patrol is the essential weatherproof urban shoes that are made to conquer any inclement condition.
The one-of-a-kind design features the iconic GEL-LYTETM silhouette, the GEL-LYTE lll, that was rightfully amped up by SBTG’s definitive artistic touches. Apart from the regular GEL-LYTE lll characteristics such as the GELTM technology, the Monsoon Patrol sneaker received updated treatments such as a triple-density sole and a new take on the classic split-tongue design, giving a more contoured fit and better overall stability.
Like a well-equipped soldier, the Monsoon Patrol also comes with a couple of new additions to prepare itself for the unexpected - nylon toe box, and a removable nylon tongue cover with a gutter hook system, giving the shoe an added resistance to water. SBTG finishes it off with his signature colours of army green and camo prints.
Along with the Monsoon Patrol sneakers, ASICSTIGER and SBTG also designed a military inspired, lightweight trench coat to complement the shoes. The Monsoon Patrol jacket features aloe colour sleeves, with “MONSOON PATROL” printed on the back, “STOCK NO: LE-65-138-SBTG” imprinted on the left side of the cuff, and camouflage prints on the inner side of the collar.
The “Monsoon Patrol” will first be available at Culture Cartel on December 1st till 2nd, followed up by a wider release in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines on December 8th. Also, they will be available on a custom website on December 1st. You can find the website by clicking the button below. Retail will be S$ 209 / US$ 152 / €134