BAIT collaborates with Asics for “Splash City,” a special take on the Gel Lyte V. The shoe is designed to celebrate San Francisco – the home of BAIT’s upcoming fifth chapter store – with influences from the Bay Area’s beloved basketball franchise.
The BAIT x Asics Gel Lyte V “Splash City” launches on Saturday, April 11 – the weekend before the NBA Playoffs begin – for $150 USD. It is a BAIT exclusive release in the US and Europe.
The shoes will be available exclusively at a special preview of the new BAIT San Francisco location on April 11 and 12 only. Limited size runs will be available at this store preview each day beginning at 10am PST on a first-come, first-serve basis. All remaining pairs will be made available online at BAITme.com at a later date; more details on the online release to come. Continue reading for more details.
The “Splash City” marks the first collaboration between BAIT and Asics to use the Gel Lyte V, the classic runner that was first introduced in 1993. The shoe’s running heritage draws parallels to the run-and-gun style of basketball seen in the Bay Area throughout the years.
The design features colors inspired by the local team. A familiar blue hue wraps around the toe and heel, and is also used for the gradient wave design on the midsole for added splash. Meanwhile, the black leather formstripe is highlighted with a 3M Sunny Gold tiger-stripe.
The upper is constructed from premium pigskin suede and nubuck overlays that house the Gel Lyte V’s signature neoprene sockliner. The shoe also features BAIT basketball artwork on the insoles and three sets of laces – black rope, black flat, and blue flat.
Available in men’s sizes 5-12, 13
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