Asics Gel Lyte V Sanze Carbon

To mark 100 years since the birth of ASICS founder Kihachiro Onitsuka, Asics have dropped the shoe that forges a path to the future of ASICSTIGER™.


The GEL-LYTE® V Sanze ignores sneaker stereotypes by bringing craftsmanship and creativity together in a way never before seen on the streets. The innovative design is based on the fan-favourite GEL-LYTE® V , then infused with extra attitude for a shoe that belongs in the city.

SANZE means past, present, future in Japanese and the GEL-SANZE is ASICS Tiger's iconic GEL-LYTE V reinterpreted with a fusion of present design and technology. 

The tooling - newly developed for ASICS Tiger - absorbs shock through large visible GEL inserts in the heel, and covered by a transparent TPU cup. The monosock upper offers a comfortable fit while the overlapping parts on the tongue are linked with eyelet stays which ease stress on instep. The GEL-SANZE is comfort, style and the past and the future fused into one. 

For the most comfortable fit, our lifestyle experts advise buying one size bigger.

A sneaker with the soul of a running shoe, the latest iteration of GEL™ is present in the GEL-LYTE® V Sanze . This results in superior shock absorption, giving core running performance and quality to a stylish sneaker.

The power of GEL™ is maximised thanks to GEL™ sealing technology developed exclusively for this shoe. Resin-coated GEL™ is located directly below the heel to absorb impact and provide comfort beyond compare.

The characteristic wave design on the heel harks back to the spirit of the original GEL-LYTE®V, and coupled with the unique watermark that represents the the DNA of ASICSTIGER™, this shoe is the ultimate expression of the brand.

Further up, the unmistakable Mono-Sock™ and meticulously designed eyelets add style and attitude to the shoe’s profile, as well as making it easier to put on and take off. A simple, supple laced fit inspired by the make the GEL-LYTE® V Sanze ’s comfort as impressive as its aesthetic.

The Japanese heritage of the brand is present in the kimono-like construct of the shoe’s upper. Its profile is further enhanced colour blocks that accentuate the toe and heel of the all-mesh upper, drawing in the eye. The knitted upper is lightweight and strong, making the shoe perfect for any time of year.

  • Visible GEL technology for added comfort and stability
  • One piece knitted upper
  • Design elements that draw from our heritage



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