New ASICS GEL-Lyte III Colourways Live in Perfect HarmonyRelease: 15 January 2021
The ASICS GEL-Lyte III keeps on truckin’ in 2021 with a clean slate of near monochromatic, premium leather clad colourways that are definitely a treat for the feet. What’s presented here is a genuinely quality duo of sneakers beyond the industry clichés used to describe many products today.
The major deviation from usual practice is the specification of all-leather uppers as opposed to nylon and microfibre. ASICS adorers who’ve been around the GEL block a few times will instantly recall the ‘Gentlemen Pack’ from 2010 that previously used this material switch. But rather than simply copy and paste the old edition, the new black pair adds contrast liners and midsoles, while the white pair tiptoes into greyscale territory on those accenting areas. Some primo waxed laces tie a very nice bow atop.
Of course, all of the GL3’s distinct features remain here – otherwise it wouldn’t be the same ol’ GL3 nearly every sneakerhead knows and (mostly) loves. The split tongue is comfortably divisive as ever, and a 30-year-plus-old midsole design is just as, if not more, comfy than some contemporary offerings.
Previewed above on-foot by Japan’s atmos, this ASICS GEL-Lyte III mini-pack will release on January 15. Additional stockists worldwide will likely follow.