The neatly constructed Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III Koi runs right to size and has secure lockdown from the white flat lacing. The shoe comes in men’s sizes 4 to 14 in medium width.
Most collectors would probably not dare wear the Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III Koi on a daily basis. Instead, many of these collectors prefer keeping them in pristine conditions. For some other sneaker fans, however, wearing them for a special occasion is the most appropriate time to flaunt this high-class kick.
The premium materials used in this exclusive release are stylish without looking overwhelming with its red, white, black, and beige colors. The blend of colors makes it the perfect fashion statement that would make every sneaker fan appreciate this exclusive kick.
The exclusive silhouette that is painstakingly planned, designed, executed, and constructed by designers from Afew and Asics is most notable for this limited edition sneakers. The plush suede material for the upper, durable sole and construction, neatly placed Afew branding details and color accents inspired by the Japanese Koi fish, gives this exclusive design an instant boost to live up to all the hype since its release.
The first collaboration between Asics and German footwear retailer Afew happened in 2012 when they first handcrafted a pair of the famous Gel Lyte III’s. The design was designed by the Japanese koi which helped boost the popularity of the Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III Koi.
The limited Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III Koi is part of the 25th year anniversary release of the Gel Lyte III which the Afew store handcrafted in 2012 and released during Japan Day.
The much-hyped release of the limited edition sneakers was a success with several sneaker collectors camping outside the Afew’s Dusseldorf store some four days before its May 30, 2015, release.
The novel concept of this new look for the Gel Lyte III was meticulously planned and executed. The collaboration is delivered in a wooden Bento box with knick-knacks from chopsticks to a special commemorative booklet highlighting the history behind the design.
The package also contains two distinctively named shoelaces ‘Wasabi’ and “Soy sauce’ and a dust bag to keep the collector’s item in pristine condition. But aside from these freebies, what sets this collaboration apart is the unique Koi Camo outsole with patterns which resembled flakes given to Koi fishes. Branding details from Afew were also meticulously attached in the heel panel and insole.
- The shoe has a removable insole with Afew branding graphics printed.
- Perforations of the upper toe box and side panels of the Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III Koi keep the shoe well-ventilated.
- Bento box packaging contains a dustbag, a commemorative booklet, chopsticks, two sets of extra laces in Soy Sauce and Wasabi colors.