Fit & Sizing
The Asics Gel Lyte Runner is available in sizes ranging from 4 to 16. The measurements are based on men’s sizes, but women who love the simple styling of this sneaker can also avail of it by just going down at least one size and a half from their usual. Asics offers decent support in this shoe because of its running roots.
Asics Gel Lyte Runner Style
Sporty is the word when wearing the Asics Gel Lyte Runner. Take it with you to the gym and wear this sneaker with yoga pants, joggers, or leggings. Pair with a tank top or a tee.
Asics Gel Lyte Runner History
The Asics Gel Lyte was the model that started it all for the Gel Lyte series. It debuted in 1987 with the tagline, “Speed freaks, we’ve got your number…It’s 9.9” referring to the shoe’s weight, which was a feather-light 9.9 ounces only. This model featured the Alpha Gel technology under its heel, a color-blocked upper, reflective panel, and nylon mesh insert. It also contained carefully thought-out tech details such as the tri-density midsole for smooth energy transfer and the anti-torque stability system.
The shoe was a huge success. It helped runners go faster, and they simply couldn’t get enough. The brand followed it up two years after with the Gel Lyte II, and the famous Gel Lyte III came in 1990. From then on, it’s been reissues, collabs, and new releases one after another.
The Asics Gel Lyte Runner combines the best of the 90s runner design with subtle accents and tech detailing for a sleeker and more streamlined look. It has perf details around the collar with mesh material around the vamp and a tonal shade.