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Base model: Asics Gel Lyte III
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Asics Gel Lyte
Price: $140
Colorways: Blue
Special editions: 2 special editions
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The Asics Gel Lyte III Ranru delivers the same standard fit as the regular Asics Gel Lyte III. The split tongue feature of the shoe provides less hassle for the wearer as it lessens the frequent adjusting of the tongue for a balanced ride. The conventional lace-up closure of the sneaker offers an adjustable and comfortable fit for the wearer.

The unisex low-top silhouette is in medium width and available in men’s sizing which ranges from size 4 US to size 11 US.

A solid reputation comes with the Asics Gel Lyte III in the sneaker industry. Its success of transitioning into the lifestyle category has led it to be one of the highly sought-after sneakers. With the Asics Gel Lyte III Ranru, a somewhat trendy, street-ready appeal is executed by the shoe, allowing it to run the streets with style.

The low-top sneaker gives the wearer the chance to be expressive in their outfits as the shoe itself is versatile enough to match with a lot of street-inspired ensembles. The Asics Gel Lyte III Ranru is an excellent choice for various casual occasions, keeping the wearer on trend even when just running errands.

A Ranru style update is given to the Asics Gel Lyte III profile which pays tribute to the customary Japanese boro which is a traditional Japanese textile restoration process. The Asics Gel Lyte III Ranru exhibits an upper construction made of denim patchwork in similar to a quilt. The iconic split tongue feature of the classic Gel Lyte III, visible stitching, and ticked laces go along the design of the low-top silhouette. The white midsole finishes up the entire look, complementing the whole aesthetic appeal of the sneaker.

The Asics Gel Lyte III silhouette was first introduced in the year 1990 and was initially a running silhouette. Designed by Shingeyuki Mitsui, it quickly garnered massive popularity with its unique design and quality performance and was acclaimed as the ultimate running shoe.

The journey of the silhouette’s success wasn’t plain easy as Mitsui encountered various difficulties for its design. Some of the bosses of the designer were skeptical about pushing through with the plan as they feared it might affect with their concept of the producing a shoe that offers performance rather than style.

The design was then pursued, and production began. During its first release, the Asics Gel Lyte III created some talks around as it swayed away from the conventional running shoe design. Since the new design crushed the stereotypes of shoe design, it gathered massive popularity.

Asics releases variations of the shoe to keep it relevant. The Asics Gel Lyte III Ranru is one of its variations, and it was released in 2017. The sneaker exhibits a unique upper design of a denim quilt-like patchwork that honors the Japanese boro. The show is available in two colorways of indigo and aluminum.

  • The Asics Gel Lyte III Ranru is provided with flat laces.
  • The Asics Gel Lyte III call-out is displayed on the side.
  • Asics branding on the heel and the bottom of the shoe.


Danny McLoughlin

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