size? and Asics Tiger pays homage to the Japanese passion for baseball by collaborating on the GEL-Lyte OG silhouette.

Japan has produced a wealth of talent over the years, making their way into the ranks of the MLB. Travelling to games in support of your local team comes as a right of passage for a lot of fans of the game, serving as a precious family tradition for many.

Close attention to detail is maintained across the shoe, using the sport as a direct reference to the materials used. The light grey satin that serves as both the sidewall underlay and toebox is the same material used on the Jerseys worn out on the field.

Tonal cross stitching that surrounded the heel and sidewall echo the design of baseballs, with contrasting leather stripes on either side of the upper that closely represent a pitcher's glove.

To celebrate the release, size? and ASICS have created a film diving into Japanese baseball culture, check it out below.

The size? x Asics Tiger GEL-Lyte OG 'Japanese Baseball' is limited to 500 pairs worldwide, available through size? previews app and in stores from October 14th. 

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