The Japanese streetwear and footwear scene is recognized globally, with brands like sacai, UNDERCOVER, and NEIGHBORHOOD collaborating with international footwear heavyweights. Now, ASICS attempts to reflect the recent trends in Japanese street style with the latest release of the GEL Lyte III.
The iteration from ASICS is layered mainly in a suede base covered in a soft purple hue. For a premium touch, the signature split tongue is composed of quilt and paisley prints, which is currently trending in Japan. However, due to the uniqueness of the paisley graphics, no two pairs are exactly alike. Elsewhere, the lateral tiger stripe is cream, while the medial stripe is dark purple. For the finishing touches, the silhouette rests atop a purple and cream sole.
ASICS GEL Lyte III
Colorway: Ash Rock/Cream
Style #: 1201A318.500
Release Date: July 19, 2021