Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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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.
The split-tongue and the bulky outsole of the Asics Gel-Lyte III serve as trademarks of the iconic silhouette as these are mainly the features of the shoe that differentiate it from others. The Asics Gel-Lyte III Japanese Denim – a variation of the classic silhouette – the denim material used on its upper plays like the one that embodies the whole image of the model. It gives the low-top sneaker its own identity and also brings out its stylish image.
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.
- The Asics Gel Lyte III Japanese Denim may be out of stock in some retailers.
- The signature Asics tiger stripes branding is displayed on the sides.
- The Gel Lyte III callout can be observed on the lateral side of the sneaker.
- Flat laces are provided.
- “Asics Gel” branding on the heel of the shoe.