The GEL-Respector first saw the light of day in 1991. Released between 1990’s GEL-Lyte III and 1993’s GEL-Lyte V, the Respector could well be considered the GEL-Lyte IV, but was given a different name, due to the number 4 being considered unlucky in Japanese culture.

The retro runner has now returned this year for the first time since its original release, in a lush, all-white full grain leather upper complemented by a two-toned midsole and light grey speckling on the heel unit.


  • “Fresh” Pack
  • Full grain leather upper
  • Perforations on toebox and sides
  • Soft grey speckling
  • Heel unit promoting greater rear foot stability and support