Verdict from 12 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Several reviewers love how comfortable the Asics Gel Lyte MT GTX is.
  • Some purchasers commend the way the sneaker was designed.
  • These MT GTX from the Asics Gel Lyte series offer ample support, as pinpointed by some users.
  • Few buyers have testified that the sneaker kept their toes and their whole feet warm and comfortable during the winter time.
  • One consumer applaud the use of GORE-TEX in the sneaker’s upper and stated that it upheld the sneaker’s quality.
  • A commenter is happy that this kick stayed tight to his feet even if the laces were loose.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A number of reviewers are disappointed that the Asics Gel Lyte MT GTX runs a bit narrow.
  • One consumer is a bit disturbed regarding the sneaker’s stiff sole.

Bottom line

Asics Gel Lyte MT GTX has an upgraded underlays when compared to the previous Asics models. Sticking to its “inspired by the mountains, designed for the streets” mantra, the sneaker enhances the durability of the mid-top by invigorating its uppers with GORE-TEX.

In terms of the classic Asics style and quality, the sneaker stuck true to its original model’s prestige, despite being somewhat narrow in size.

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Good to know

The Asics Gel Lyte MT GTX contains a neoprene-like filling which adds insulation. This men’s sneaker has a generous size range. Snugging the sneaker was made possible by its trail-style laces which is coupled by smooth Mono-sock interior.

The Japanese brand made it possible for the mountaineering look of the Asics Gel Lyte MT Gore-tex shoes to not look out of place when sporting into urban settings thanks to its classic vibe. The amalgamation of previous accents proved worthy in terms of style, which is aided by the right choices for color-blocking.

Men would not have a hard time partnering these bad boys during colder seasons as winter clothing tend to blend well with its hip and contemporary appeal. The ladies are more than welcome to share a piece of the Gel Lyte MT G-TX commotion by styling it with warmers and wool jackets.

Comparing to its older, regular Gel MT brother, the GTX-infused silhouette adds a waterproof detail to its uppers perfect for those wet conditions. The split-tongue element of the Gel Lyte III remained intact while a dash of the Respector was seen on the heel.

The Japan-based brand Asics had been around for decades and had been one of the top producers of sportswear goods all over the world. It was in the 80s when the group released the Gel Lyte series--one of their very first prestigious attempts to tap the running market.

Paying homage to those runners of the past, Asics had merged some of the features of their coveted models to create an outdoor-inspired silhouette called the Asics Gel Lyte MT. The said sneaker fuses the split tongue of the Gel Lyte III and the heel clip of the Gel Respector producing a one-of-kind iteration.

Since the release of the Gel Lyte MT in 2016, colorway renditions had flocked to its design. It was only in 2019 when the sneaker was revamped into a more aggressive type by dressing it in a Gore-tex material which was then named aptly as the Asics Gel Lyte MT GTX.

  • The midsole was dipped in neutral colors to contrast the muted tones of the uppers.
  • Pull tabs were positioned at the heel for ease of entry.
  • The Gore-tex material is complemented by suede overlays.


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Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.