19 users: 4.2 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Asics Gel Lyte
Colorways: Beige / Black / Blue / Brown / Green / Grey / Pink / Red / White

Verdict from 6.7 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • ‘Comfortable” was the word used most often by several reviewers to describe the Asics Gel Lyte Komachi.
  • A handful of users added that the low-top sneaker is perfect for all-day wear.
  • Some people loved how “chic-looking” the Gel Lyte Komachi is which, they said, looked even cuter in person than in the pictures. 
  • A handful of testers were happy with the wide selection of colorways to choose from.
  • The shoe runs true to width, according to a few users.
  • The Asics Gel Lyte Komachi feels very light on the feet, one individual reported.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Asics Gel Lyte Komachi measures smaller than standard sizing, a couple of purchasers reported.
  • One person complained about the shoe’s lack of stability.

Bottom line

Comfort and style do not usually go hand-in-hand but they do in the Asics Gel Lyte Komachi. And they do it exceptionally well. The shoe has a certain graceful flair that looks good no matter what outfit you style it with, whether the sneaker is dressed casually or with sophistication.

The comfort is also top-notch because of the shoe’s legendary GEL system that protects wearers from impact while keeping the footwear light. The only complaint about the shoe is that it runs small.

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The Komachi from Asics is a silhouette specifically designed for women with sizes ranging from 5.5 to 11.5. Men with smaller foot measurements may also opt to buy this stylishly-forward lifestyle shoe by going down a size or two from their usual size.

The sneaker has a knit upper made of Jacquard mesh and will not have the stability offered by shoes made of leather or suede. It also has a slim profile, but the stretchy knit upper will accommodate most foot widths.

Looking elegantly casual has never been easier. The Asics Gel Lyte Komachi will help you get that cool vibe effortlessly. Pair your sneaker with dark tattered jeans or skinny selvedge denim. Put on a tank top and cardigan, and you’re ready to go.

The Asics Gel Lyte Komachi features an updated design that takes most of its cues from an iconic heritage shoe. Although a lifestyle footwear, the Gel Lyte Komachi has been inspired by a performance-packed silhouette—the Gel Lyte V—and includes many characteristics of a good athletic shoe such as breathability, durability, and light weight. The sneaker also contains Asics’ GEL cushioning system that effectively absorbs all shocks while protecting from high-impact strikes.

The Gel Lyte Komachi was introduced in February of 2017 as Asics’ first-ever exclusive-for-women sneaker. The model is influenced mainly by the Gel Lyte V but without the cleatie construction. The sneaker features a Jacquard mesh knit upper with a lace pattern design for an elegantly sporty and feminine look. It also contains overlays made of synthetic leather and a white midsole.

  • The Asics Gel Lyte Komachi features a sturdy rubber outsole, an EVA midsole, and mesh linings.
  • The low-top footwear weighs around 226.8 grams.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.