Asics Gel-Respector “Tonal” Pack

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Originally released in 1991, the Gel Respector was somewhat overshadowed by the 90?s Gel-Lyte III and 93?s Gel-Lyte V. The observant amongst you might have noticed that should make it the Gel-Lyte IV but it’s not and there’s a good reason for that.

In Japanese culture the number 4 is considered unlucky as sometimes it’s pronunciation is similar to the word for death, hence the titling of what would have been the Gel-Lyte IV as Gel-Respector.

Much like it’s stablemates the Gel-Lyte III and the Gel-Lyte V the Gel-Respector is a retro runner and the execution on these “Tonal” packs shows that it is a great silouhette in it’s own right.

The “Tonal” pack comes in the form of a nice light coloured tan with contrasting white midsole and grey outsole whereas it’s darker counterpart comes in an Indian ink colourway all over, including midsole and outsole with the only contrast coming in the form of a slightly blueish grey interior and detailing on the Asics logo on the lateral sides.

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Asics Gel Respector “Tonal” NY
H6B4L-5050
INDIAN INK/INDIAN INK
Released: Tuesday 5th January
Price: £105.00

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Asics Gel Respector “Tonal” TN
H6B4L-7171
TAN/TAN
Released: Tuesday 5th January
Price: £105.00

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