The iconic ASICS runner was universally acclaimed out of the starting gate thanks to its tri-density sole and plush GEL cushioning but, as far as aesthetics go, the unique split tongue was what really set the silhouette apart from the pack. Fast-forward 29 years, and the feature is still the defining design element for the all-timer.
Since the shoe’s retro return in the mid 2000s, the GEL-Lyte III has undoubtedly vaulted to the top of the ASICS crop, and has been the subject of many of the brand’s best-ever releases. In honour of its special place in the ASICS lineup, we’re taking a look back at our favourites from over the years.
Our most beloved designs couldn’t be contained to a single top-10 list, so check out the first part of our retrospective below, and stay tuned for part two for more picks.