Gel Lyte III
This classic running shoe went on to become one of the most popular lifestyle shoes of all time! The Asics Gel Lyte III is an iconic trainer first introduced as a runner in 1991. This sneaker also further introduced GEL cushioning to the market, making it even more iconic. Decades have passed but the Gel Lyte 3 is still a popular footwear staple!
The 90s was a revolutionary decade in footwear. It was the same case for the Japanese sportswear brand Asics, which is basically the same company as Onitsuka Tiger. The Gel Lyte line was already popular, but the arrival of the Gel Lyte III took the brand to the next level.
With premium upper materials, the shoe also featured a split-tongue design construction. This split-tongue feature improves the fit of the shoe aside from changing the overall look of this low-top trainer.
Asics stripes on both sides serve as primary brand labels, while Asics lettering on the heel and EVA midsole add more details.
Inside the foam midsole is the heel GEL cushioning. Asics strategically placed the GEL technology to aid in impact protection and responsiveness.
The Asics Gel Lyte III became a fan-favourite sneaker and was also subject to multiple brand collabs with just about everything.
Arguably the most popular and most coveted pair is the Salmon Toe designed by Kith founder Ronnie Fieg. More collabs actually emerge now and then as Asics never pulls the Gel Lyte 3 away from the spotlight.
Asics has more plans in store for their most popular shoe. This is exciting as the brand is also rising in the running shoe industry.
Shop for the latest Asics Gel Lyte III releases below.
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