ASICS are back with an all new updated version of their modestly popular Lethal Tigreor range. The Lethal Tigreor 5 doesn’t feature many changes from its predecessor, but there are areas that Asics has taken a look at and modified in an attempt to move performance forward. The one major change lies in the soleplate, which has been redesigned and features a more speed centric layout. A mixed K-leather/Synthetic upper also allows Asics to decrease the weight of boot down to a very modest 9.0oz (previously 9.6oz).
There are 3 colorways available right from release, with this White/Red/Black, a Black/Neon Green and an Electric Blue/White adding plenty of options for players with differing tastes. In terms of price, Asics have kept things pretty consistent with the boot hitting the market at $150.
In the heel of the soleplate, Asics has raised the boot by 10mm – HG10MM® technology. The idea is that it reduces the angle at which your body impacts the ground, reducing stress on joints and avoiding over stretching muscles right through the leg. You also start at a very different position, almost in a sprinters pose, and this creates an opportunity to increase acceleration from the right take-off position. Through its advertising campaign, Asics focus on the fact that footwear has been stagnant for the past 30 years, and this technology revolutionizes the boot.
Finally, when it comes to looks, there is nothing overly dramatic that differentiates the new from the old. Players who were fans of the old, will be pleased with the consistent look. Through testing the initial Lethal Tigreor, we found that Asics range is very distinct and offers a look that is easy to distinguish from other boots on the market. The fact that Asics has not gone crazy with their colorway choices is an obvious plus!