Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Asics Gel Lyte III Disney History
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.
Asics Gel Lyte III Disney Style
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.
Fit & Sizing
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.
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.
- 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.