Fit & Sizing
The Asics Gel Lyte III Japanese Denim carries the same standard fit as the regular Asics Gel Lyte III. A comfortable, supportive, and adjustable fit is provided by the silhouette with its traditional lace-up closure system. The signature split-tongue feature of the low-top sneaker lessens the burden of the wearer on constantly adjusting the tongue of the shoe.
Offered in medium width, the Asics Gel Lyte III Japanese Denim is available in men’s sizing ranging from size 5 US to size 12 US with half sizes also available.
Asics Gel Lyte III Japanese Denim Style
A performance running shoe turned into a lifestyle sneaker icon, the Asics Gel-Lyte III is among those sneakers that offer both performance and style. Despite being originally designed as a running silhouette, the shoe offers a stylish design that allows it to function fully well as a casual sneaker.
In the image of the Asics Gel Lyte III Japanese Denim, the denim makeover given to the iconic low-top silhouette adds more fashion-forward appeal on the sneaker. A rather fun, athletic yet casual characteristic is displayed by this model.
A sense of versatility is also expressed in the design of the Asics Gel Lyte III Japanese Denim that gives it the ability to complement various apparel combinations for a street-inspired look.
Asics Gel Lyte III Japanese Denim History
First released in the year 1990, the Asics Gel Lyte III was originally a running silhouette created by the Japanese sports brand, Asics. The shoe is one of the brand’s most popular silhouette, and it was designed by Shingeyuki Mitsui. It was a renowned as the ultimate running shoe with its quality performance and design.
The Asics Gel Lyte III’s tri-density compression molded EVA midsole was what most runners loved about the silhouette. But in the sneaker industry, the split-tongue feature of the shoe is what stood out most as it displays a unique design, even though it was created to provide ease for wearers when wearing the shoe.
But the creation of the shoe wasn’t as swift as what most thought as Mitsui encountered bits of hardships for the design of the silhouette. A few of the designer’s bosses were hesitant about the design as they feared that it might affect the brand’s idea of producing a shoe that offers performance over style.
Eventually, Mitsui’s design was accepted and went into production. But when it was first released, it made quite a few fusses as it altered the standard design of a running shoe. The silhouette then successfully made its way through popularity with its design and colorways as it broke the stereotypes of both lifestyle and performance shoes.
The Asics Gel Lyte III then became one of the brand’s most iconic shoes. It also is the brand’s shoe that has starred in most collaborative releases. The sneaker has also undergone a lot of iterations with both its colorways and materials.
The Asics Gel Lyte III Japanese Denim was released in 2017, and it features the jean-inspired design with the use of denim material for its upper which displays a Japanese denim motif.