Ronnie Fieg’s fabled run of ASICS collabs with David Z is drawing to an end with the release of these zesty Mint Leaf Gel Lyte IIIs this coming Friday, July 15th. Featuring a cool crisp mint upper, extra rich nubuck and Ronnie’s favourite mesh on the collar and toe box, the shoe is inspired by Fieg’s childhood days spent picking mint in his grandparent’s hillside garden. Check out Ronnie Fieg’s website for release info, and stay tuned for the man’s next power move.
When I was younger I would take trips to Israel every summer to visit my grandparents in the hills of a small town called Zichron Yaakov. My grandfather along with a small crew built this amazing house from scratch and it was where my entire family would go every summer to be together. My entire family is obsessed with drinking hot or cold tea mixed with mint leaf so my grandmother grew a mint leaf garden in the back of the house. Every day my grandmother would send me to the garden to pick a few branches for their morning dose. I remember the first time I picked those branches, I was 7 years old and I became obsessed with the leaf and smell. My mother used to have to come and drag me off the soil because I would just lay there and chill while taking in this addicting scent. For years my family would joke around about it, they even nicknamed me ‘minty’. My grandmother told me she found pictures of me in the garden but I couldn’t get in time for this post, I will post them later this summer when I get to her house.