After being absent for a substantial amount of time, the Asics Gel Respector returned earlier this year, and ever since it made its return it has not stopped giving Asics enthusiasts a plethora of colorways to choose from. The newest Asics Gel Respector goes by the name of the “Alvin Purple” colorway, and I must admit it looks pretty clean.
The Asics Gel Respector comes in a black mesh upper with a bit of black nubuck to take care of the base of the shoe. Offsetting the dark look is the various shades of purple tha can be seen on the branding, lining and heel cage. A little bit of grey can be seen on the tongue as well as in a small part of the heel. If you’re looking to get a pair right now, you can do so at select international retailers.
Slowly but surely the Asics Gel Respector is getting back into the mix of things. If Asics manages its releases well, the Asics Gel Respector will be as highly coveted as the Gel Lyte 3 and 5 in no time.