Japan’s ASICS are dropping a GEL-Lyte III inspired by one of the globe’s legendary trade routes. Named the ‘Spice Route’, this split-tongued runner draws its name from the Silk Road. Better known today for its illicit connotations, the trade channel was the best place to score hype clothing and trade in V rare wares — kind of like Grailed but IRL and a few millennium ago. Furry suede uppers of nutmeg are complemented by clean white midsoles.
Grab them from Politics now, and use them to give anyone who’ll listen a lesson in hypebeast history.