To commemorate this silver milestone, our edition of the GEL-LYTE III revisits the night sky and astro- nomical theme as depicted on earlier hanon x Asics projects, this time taking inspiration from the long- est and shortest days of the year - commonly referred to as the Solstice.
Drawing inspiration from our northerly location in Scotland where the dark winter evenings are in stark contrast to the long summer nights, we looked to the 'gloaming' and enduring skies of the fairer months and have applied a luxurious blue azure suede and plush purple nubuck to the upper.
Depicting the shimmering lights of the sky we added a bespoke perforation to the vamp which includes a tonal 3M underlay as well as reflective Tiger Stripes and woven lace. When the shoe catches the light it illuminates, mirroring the ever changing hues during the evenings of the summer months. Further night-themed inspiration can be found on the blue frosted segments to the outsole whilst a plush printed celtic knot and flame pattern is applied to the collar lining - a light nod to our Scottish roots and the ancient Celtic association with the solstice.
Additional attention to detail on the hanon 'Solstice can be seen by way of a dual branded tongue patch, printed footbed and embossed fire detail on each heel. Each pair will come complete with three lace sets and custom-made box.
Finally as a homage to our first GEL-LYTE III 'Wildcats' we included a similar colour blocking to the upper as well as the same execution on the reflective Tiger Stripes and tongue detail.
hanon x Asics Tiger GEL-LYTE III 'Solstice' was released on Saturday November 28th 2015.