Now that the hype surrounding the GEL-LYTE II has died down a little, the time is ripe for its successor to shine.
24 Kilates celebrates its 10th anniversary by teaming up with ASICS Tiger to work on the GEL-RESPECTOR, a silhouette that’s made a recent comeback. Drawing inspiration from extra virgin olive oil, one of Spain’s premier exports, the sneaker has been aptly named “Virgin Extra”.
A nod to olive oil’s versatility, the uppers of this sneaker are constructed from various materials – leather, smooth and perforated suede, and a satin-like fabric. The color palette is decidedly green, tan and purple, much like the Arbequina olives that are used in the production of the oil.
On the inside of the shoe lies a custom insole, with accompanying olive branch graphic and anniversary text. A metallic olive hang tag rounds up the overall organic look of this piece of footwear. The 24 Kilates x ASICS Tiger GEL-RESPECTOR “Virgin Extra” drops at Limited Edt Vault (313@Somerset) on January 16th, at a retail price of S$289.