ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong

The ASICS GEL-Lyte III ‘Hunter Green’ Mixes Materials

A new ASICS GEL-Lyte III colourway has recently landed, channelling the bright palettes that helped revitalise the model back in the mid 2000s. Its nickname of ‘Hunter Green’ understates its rather busy combo but, somehow, it works pretty well.

The namesake colour appears on the toe box and mid panel, which sees the use of suede and leather respectively, and there's another complementary accent on the middle of the midsole, while the split tongue is leather and purple, matching up to the eye stays and heel counter, which are suede. There’s a stark white suede toe bumper, and the fabric lining is yellow.

Behind this crazy colour is the reported fact that the uppers of these GL3s are constructed from leftover scraps, which may explain the somewhat erratic colour-blocking and variety of textures found throughout. It seems using surplus materials is a strategy many sneaker brands are employing to lessen the impact of manufacturing on the planet. They’re starting to work out that sustainability can be cool – so long as the product itself looks good.

The ASICS GEL-Lyte III ‘Hunter Green’ is almost sold out from Capsule in Toronto, but expect to see a few more pairs emerge from other retailers in coming weeks.

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