UPDATE: The ASICS GEL-Lyte III Ranru pack is live and ready to hit the streets in all its patchwork glory. The double denim sneakers are available now at select stockists, including Kith, so take a good hard look at these beauties and get clicking.
ASICS have dialled in the time machine to a freaky-deaky era when quadruple denim is not considered a fashion felony. But not is as it seems at first glance with these natty dressers! Decorating the classic split-tongued GEL-Lyte III like a patchwork quilt, the potpourri of shades, patterns and overlocked stitching is actually reminiscent of 'boro', a traditional Japanese technique for mending textiles. The random aesthetic screeches to a halt with the addition of pure white midsoles capped with gum bottoms, ensuring things don't become totally unhinged. Combining traditional with classic tailoring, this is a fresh dose of Japanese style. Kanpai!
The ASICS GEL-Lyte III Ranru pack will be available on June 17 from ASICS online.
– Originally published June 4, 2017