Calling upon two masters of footwear design, ASICS deliver a GEL Lyte III sneaker courtesy of Shigeyuki Mitsui and Mita Sneaker's Shigeyuki Kunii.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the critically lauded Gel Lyte III sneaker, ASICS present an updated rendition of the classic silhouette courtesy of the shoe's designer, Shigeyuki Mitsui, and Mita Sneaker's Shigeyuki Kunii. An icon in its own right, the Gel Lyte III found favour upon original release in 1990 for its innovative twist on conventional sneaker design. Swapping out the usual tongue construction for a split tongue, the Gel Lyte III offered unparalleled comfort and a distinctive style, skyrocketing the trainer into effervescent cult-success.
30 years on, the Gel Lyte III remains a sneakerhead favourite and a modern icon of exceptional footwear design. Presenting an updated rendition of the OG model, Mitsui-san and Kunii-san pay homage to the legacy of the Gel Lyte III, and their home nation of Japan. Constructed with a zip closure to the split tongue for a highly contemporary take on the defining characteristic of the style, the red and white colouration nods to the Hinomaru, the official flag of Japan. Complete with a translucent outsole, the words "far east" sit boldly underfoot as a final flourish of the two legendary designers' distinctive visual style.
The ASICS x Trico 2020 Shigeyuki Mitsui x Shigeyuki Kunii Gel Lyte III OG is available for registration online now via END. Launches.
ASICS GEL-LYTE III OG Trico 2020 Shigeyuki Mitsui x Shigeyuki Kunii