ASICS have flexed their heritage with two exquisitely crafted made-in-Japan GEL-Lyte IIIs. The term ‘premium’ gets thrown around a bit, but we can assure you that the vast majority of so-called top-tier designs don’t even come close to these puppies. The leather has been traditionally hand-dyed with indigo to lend subtle differences to each and every pair. There’s a light blue and a darker version, which are achieved with varying degrees of immersion in the dye bath. On top of colouration, the leather has been entirely cut and sewn in Japan with exacting attention to detail. They won’t be cheap, but they'll be worth every penny.