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9 reasons to buy

  • Numerous reviewers of the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney find the sneaker stylish for classic footwear that is given a Disney-inspired Beauty in the Beast styling treatment.
  • Some buyers bought these limited edition sneakers only because it was Disney collaboration and would not have bought it if it was with other brands.
  • Quite a lot of observer say the design of this collaboration are laden with neatly placed Beauty and the Beast details without being too overwhelming and overly designed.
  • The Gel cushioned sole unit feels comfortable and has been consistent since it was used in the first released Asics Gel Lyte III, many of its followers posted.
  • Many of the Gel Lyte III fans say they appreciate that Asics retained the monochromatic colorways and only tinkered with the interior lining, the back, and bottom for prints, a couple of bloggers noted.
  • A handful of wearers of the Disney-inspired low-top shoe reported that the sneaker is exceptionally light that they can wear it for several hours in a day without their feet feeling tired.
  • Several women say they received compliments after wearing the beautifully constructed sneakers.
  • Some commented that the shoe structure is stable with leather overlays that structurally hold the shoe together with durability and flexibility.
  • The split tongue and well-placed perforations give this running sneaker enough room for air to circulate and keeps interior ventilation breathable.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Many women say they would have wanted the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney design to be flashier with vibrant colorways compared to the toned down theme of this collaboration.
  • Other commenters noted that the sneaker would have been better if it included men’s sizing as the women-specific have been narrow.
  • As regards to the look of this retro sneaker collaboration with Disney, it did not impress a few commenters who posted that
  • Some wearers commented that the split tongue design bothered them as it becomes an entry point for dust, dirt, and even water when it rains.

Bottom line

Treating sneaker fans with a fantasy-filled theme, the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney comes in beautiful Beauty and the Beast color blocking and detailing like a mystic rose and enchanted castle hues. It also has a stitched-on Disney logo and a Beauty and Beast insignia at the inner sole for the most avid fan of the blockbuster animated movie. Aside from the gorgeous Disney-themed detailing, the $140 Asics Gel Lyte III Disney continues the three-decade heritage of the lightweight running shoe with Gel cushioning technology and unrivaled comfort and durability.


Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: Disney
Collection: Asics Gel Lyte
Price: $140
Colorways: Black, Blue
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With women-specific sizing, the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney allows women to flaunt their sneakers as if they are fantasy-filled glass slippers that enchant anyone that set its gaze on the low-top shoes with Beauty and the Beast inspiration. The medium width sneaker comes with padded sock liners and cushioning for an internal comfort that lasts all day. It is also equipped with regular flat laces and split shoe tongue for a snug fit. Available in true to size in women-specific sizes, the true to size sneaker is available for the US sizes 4 to 14 with an option for half-sizes for accurate fitting. Men may also buy this sneaker by adding 1.5 to the existing women’s sizes.

Relive the ‘Tale as old as time’ in your footwear with the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney that features colorways and design accents inspired by Beauty and the Beast. The monochromatic tones and subtle detailing of the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney give this retro running sneaker a more feminine makeover. Wear these kicks with your cropped top in the summer and weathered shorts.

Try them on with a sporty dress with athleisure styling for that sporty princess look. The glammed up low-top sneaker is also perfect for teens to young girls at heart who want a more feminine sneaker that remains low-key despite its gorgeous leather finish.

The limited edition Asics Gel Lyte III Disney comes prepared for the magical moment with its Beauty and the Beast details at the sole, stitched branding logo, and colorful sockliner that reflects the beauty and romance of the blockbuster story. Aside from aesthetics inspired by the world of Disney, the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney is also assured of utmost comfort by the GEL cushioning technology.

Designed by Shingeyuki Mitsui, the Asics Gel Lyte III was first released in 1990 as a performance running shoe with a unique split-tongue design. Taking the spotlight then was the tri-density EVA midsole which is lightweight and durable for an improved running experience.

The major selling point of combining style and performance worked for the Gel Lyte III as it changed the game for running shoes by being also a lifestyle sneaker with its vibrant colorways and edgy design. It was also well received by the running community as it delivered exceptional cushioning and support. However, after its release, the model was discontinued and only reissued several years later in 2000. The time for its release was just right as the demand for classic running shoes were on the rise making the Asics Gel Lyte III one of the most in-demand retro running shoes of the brand.

Disney and Asics teamed up for collaboration on two famous animated movies. The first collaboration was the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney Beauty and the Beast that was released just in time for the blockbuster remake movie of 2017.

Opting for a more feminine look, designers paid homage to Belle’s character in the Beauty colorway released on March 9, 2017, with muted off-white tones and beige hits on the leather overlays. A rose pattern is also stitched on the tongue and sidewall while a Beauty and the Beast Insignia is neatly placed at the bottom sole. Another variation of the shoe pays homage to the Beast character with a darker coffee colorway with indigo accents.

  • Disney logo is stitched at the right side heel panel.
  • Beauty and the Beast inspired designed accents can be found at the bottom inner sole, interior lining, and back heel.
  • Tonal rope laces keep the feet secure in this Disney collaboration.
  • Originally constructed with dual density EVA midsole, the Asics Gel Lyte III used nylon and synthetic suede for the upper with Asics stripes on the side.
  • The collaboration made use of leather and suede materials for the upper.


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