Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8

ASICS Gel-Lethal Tight Five



  • Custom built for traction and pushing in the scrum, maul and breakdown play. Stable and protective, with ideal stud-placement


  • You may not want a boot quite as bright as these are... And being on the balls of your feet so often takes some getting used to, especially when you are planting mid-lineout lift


ASICS Gel-Lethal Tight Five review

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When any member of the tight-five packs down for a scrum, or gets ready to hit a ruck, they want power and stability in their footwear.

The ASICS Gel-lethal Tight Five not only supplies all of those things, but is lightweight and comfortable, making it a perfect option for the modern day forward.

The durable design of the boot is made from Solyte Midsole material with leather draped over the toes to give any tight-five forward the ultimate comfort as well as being light weight enough to enable them to contribute in the loose areas of play.

The extra long six-stud pattern on the sole provide enhanced grip and traction in the ground to give you the perfect platform whilst scrummaging, and the Anti-gravel Tongue is specifically designed to prevent any debris from entering the boot.

And in continuing with ASICS’s modern day design, there is a 10mm heel raise that enhances forward motion to help reduce stress on the Achilles, calf, hamstring and lower back.

The rear foot Gel cushioning Syste absorbs shock during impact so you need not worry about picking up any foot injuries whilst committing in defence.

And above all, value for money with these boots is guaranteed. The upper is glued to a thin fibre board and cemented to the midsole, promising reliability and longevity.

Players such as Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira, Stephen Moore and James Horwill have all opted to use the ASICS Gel-Lethal Tight Five boot.


One for the more confident, mobile forward, stability is the key selling point for these