Brazil – home to dominant soccer teams, Carnival, that big Jesus statue and the 2016 Olympics. In celebration of the global games, ASICS have given two retro runners a Brazilian flavoured makeover. The ‘Rio’ pack pays homage to the host city and sees both the GEL-Lyte III and GEL-Lyte V draped in Brazil’s national colours.
The GEL-Lyte III is predominantly yellow while the GEL-Lyte V boasts a primarily blue leather and mesh upper. Each features different coloured stripes on the medial and lateral side of the shoe, and a neutral-coloured outsole.
Expect the ASICS Rio pack to release in July. Stay tuned.
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