Asics Gel Lyte Runner x Solebox “Blue Carpenter Bee” Part II

Asics Tiger and Solebox team up  time this year, to launch the second part of the “Blue Carpenter Bee”. For this occasion they chose to work together on the Gel Lyte Runner silhouette, which gives his debut on the collaboration market.
The collab will release on July 16th at Solebox Berlin and Munich and also online at Solebox at a random time.


Finding they’re inspiration in the Australia based blue carpenter bee, Solebox and Asics Tiger worked together on the Gel Lyte Runner which first released earlier this year on some general releases. We had already seen the first part of the “Blue Carpenter Bee” back in April on the Gel Lyte III. Unfortunately for the Asics passionates, this will be the last work we’ll see of the great Hikmet Sugoer under the name of Solebox.
The pair features grey suede on the tongue and back and black leather on the toe and tiger stripes. Finished by an light blue leather lining and the reflective Solebox branding on the heel.

Personally I’m excited about this release, even if the pair got a bit of online hate already. Being a big fan of Hikmet for the last couple of years and seeing now his last work on a Asics silhouette, being a part of Solebox this is a must have for me. The man has changed so many things in the sneaker scene and he will still be a game changer in the future with Sonra!
I’m also excited about the fact that Asics is using a new silhouette, that I already held in hand a while ago and that is spot on in my opinion…

The Asics Gel Lyte Runner x Solebox “Blue Carpenter Bee” will release this weekend on July 16th at Solebox Berlin and Munich locations and online at
The worldwide drop is set for the following week, available only at Titolo in Switzerland.

Here’s the official launch video that Solebox prepared… Just wow!

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