Asics combines the three classic models into the winter-ready GEL-Lyte MT. Grafting in the neoprene upper of the GLV, the split tongue of the GLIII, and the heel cup from the Gel-Respector, this hybrid comes in two suede colorways. One model opts for a baby blue heel, grey tongue and middle portion, and navy toe. The other model opts for a light pink heel cup and heel portion, cream tongue and middle area, and grey toe.

Available now in-store at both Packer locations and online at

Asics GEL-Lyte MT – Cream/Pink ($130)

Asics GEL-Lyte MT – Carbon/Light Blue ($130)


Smooth and hairy suede pair with gum soles for two straightforward monochrome options of the iconic Asics Gel Lyte III. One cinnamon (“spice route”) upper contrasts with a white AHAR sponge sole and rear foot GEL for cushioning, while the other uses black on the upper in the same material application for a direct iteration of the model.

Available now in-store at both Packer locations and online at

Asics Gel Lyte III – Spice ($120)

Asics Gel Lyte III – Black ($120)

Asics delivers a 1995 model called the Diablo and and a more familiar GEL-Lyte V in two minimal colorways. The Diablo offers a breathable mesh tongue, along with perforated pigskin nubuck panels in grey and white over a speckled gray midsole. The GEL-Lyte V was ahead of its time in 1993 when it released with a sock construction, and this pastel pink version pairs a suede upper with a cream sockliner for a balanced take on an iconic silhouette.

Available now in-store at both Packer locations and online at

Asics GEL Diablo – Glacier Grey ($130)

Asics GEL-Lyte V – Vanilla Cream ($130)

This fall, Packer celebrates the 110th anniversary of the opening of our original store in Yonkers, NY. To commemorate this milestone, we’ve partnered with J.Crew and ASICS Tiger to grace the beloved ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE® III with the look of four timeless dress shoe styles that have effortlessly maintained their relevance and desirability over the course of a century.

Available at the J.Crew Liquor Store (235 W Broadway, NYC) Thursday, September 28th.

Available at the J.Crew Liquor Store (235 W Broadway, NYC) Friday, September 29th.

Full collection, including all four shoes and four exclusive New Era caps inspired by traditional menswear fabrics, available 12 noon EST Saturday, September 30th in-store at both Packer locations and online at

Also available Saturday, September 30th at and the following J.Crew locations:
San Francisco Centre, The Grove (LA), Red Church (London), On Lan (Hong Kong)


“When we initially introduced the “Dirty Buck” concept as part of the Gel-Lyte III anniversary celebration, it was something which was so out of the box design-wise, yet at the same time so fitting for us to represent our roots and the legacy of our original store. When it comes to style — heritage, history and timelessness are more than just adjectives, they’re the building blocks of what fashion is, has been and will be. Does style change and evolve? Of course, but its core values do not.” 

“There were so many other great colorways and ideas that we had left on the creative cutting room floor when working on the “Dirty Buck” that we always felt there was more to be done with the concept. With our 110th year anniversary approaching, we thought that telling this story with a partner like J.Crew was not only outside the realm of what traditional retail is used to, but also a natural fit in terms of celebrating the idea of timeless menswear cornerstones.”

– Mike Packer

(3rd Generation Owner)

See below for our “1907 Collection” mini-catalog, created in the traditional J.Crew aesthetic. Physical copies of the booklet will be available with purchase at the Liquor Store drops, September 28-29th.


mita x Asics Tiger Gel Mai – Black/White ($130)

Japan’s mita collaborates with Asics for a tonal take on the Gel Mai. Black suede overlays cover a subdued lunar splotch pattern set against a stark white midsole. mita co-branded insoles appear with their trademark chain link fence and logos for both brands.

Available at midnight EST Friday, August 11th online at

Two clean Asics Gel Lyte IIIs arrive in birch and skyway with a mix of nubuck and perforated suede with a soft Lycra collar and liner. The skyway blue colorway features a slight contrast with light blue on the eyestays and lining, while the birch model keeps it neutral with a monochrome approach across the upper and interior.

Available now in-store at both Packer locations and online at

Asics Gel Lyte III – Skyway ($120)

Asics Gel Lyte III – Birch ($120)

1993’s classic Asics Gel Lyte V hits the shelves with two suede options that offer a mix of earth tones and bright colors. One has bright blue on the midfoot complimented with green on the toe and heel with a neutral light grey overlay. The other has light pink on the toe and heel with an “apricot nectar” orange on the midfoot contrasted with a light grey overlay and dark grey on the eyestays.

Available now in-store at both Packer locations and online at

Asics Gel Lyte V – Apricot Nectar/Mid Grey ($130)

Asics Gel Lyte V – Reef Waters/Birch ($130)



Slam Jam x Asics GEL-Mai “Angle” – Black/Blue ($130)

Slam Jam and Asics team up yet again, this time on the newly re-released GEL-Mai. The upper features a wild colorway based in black and blue textile with geometric patterns repeating throughout. Pink and violet hits can be seen on the toebox as well as heel counter and sockliner, while “Slam Jam” branding lays under the asymmetrical lacing system.

Available tonight at midnight EST online at


Asics Gel-Lyte III QS – Veg-Tan ($200)

Asics revamps their most popular silhouette in premium vegetable tanned leather. Blocked off in two tones, the toe and heel features a lighter tan leather while the darker shade is on the eyestay, tongue and tiger stripe branding. A white midsole and leather lining add the finishing touch.

Available now online at

We wanted to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who played their part in making the release of our Scary Cold collection one of the best times we’ve ever had in all our years doing this.

Special thanks to the amazing folks at Tom’s Restaurant, the blissful sounds of @japanesedee, and the unsung heroes at ASICS Tiger, New Era and UltraOlive who’s hard work and sense of humor helped make all this possible.