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    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $80
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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.

Notable Features

The Asics Gel Lyte Runner is a summer-ready sneaker that gives lots of comfort and breathability. This running-inspired shoe contains the famous Gel midsole which absorbs vibrations and shock for a smoother ride. Adding to its appeal is the classic retro look that is all clean and fresh.

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.

Additional Info

  • The Asics Gel Lyte Runner has been the subject of a collaboration with German retailer Solebox. The Solebox x Asics Gel Lyte Runner collab is a part of the Blue Carpenter Bee collection and was released on July 16, 2016.

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