Fit & Sizing
The Asics Gel Lyte V Japanese Denim is offered in both men’s and women’s sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 5 to 12 while the women can select from a size range of 6.5 to 13.5. This sneaker fits true to size.
With a flexible inner bootie construction, this shoe functions like a slip-on when putting it on. It utilizes a traditional lacing system for that adjustable lockdown fit.
Asics Gel Lyte V Japanese Denim Style
Displaying the same silhouette as its predecessor, the Asics Gel Lyte V Japanese Denim exhibits its lineage's iconic and well-loved silhouette. However, this shoe stands out from the rest of its siblings as it is outfitted in a unique dual-tone denim textile. Its low-top profile combined with its subdued color scheme offers versatility, while the denim upper adds a stylish texture that enhances its overall aesthetic.
Men could pair this shoe with a button-down tee, a flight jacket, and cuffed jeans for that casual dapper stylishness, while the ladies can go for an athleisure look by opting for a pair of high-waisted trousers and a cropped hoodie.
What sets this sneaker apart from its predecessors is its inclusion of Japanese denim. The usage of this material not only provided premium quality and enhanced style but also added the rich culture and distinct heritage of Japan. Moreover, most consumers consider this pair’s recognizable silhouette and iconic GEL technology as some of the shoe’s asset.
Asics Gel Lyte V Japanese Denim History
A significant part of the brand's philosophy is its endless pursuit of constant innovation, perfection, and providing all types of consumers with the best footwear possible. Asics does this by remaining steadfast in dishing out quality new models and iterations.
One of Asics' most iconic models is the Asics Gel Lyte V. Introduced in 1993 this shoe is commended for its lightweight construction, and superb comfort brought about by the brand's equally revered Gel cushioning technology, and sleek silhouette. This model, along with the Gel Lyte III, enjoyed the most number of retro releases and collaborations with other personalities.
The Asics Gel Lyte V Japanese Denim is one of many iterations of the iconic silhouette. Introduced in only one colorway called the "Bred," this shoe boasts of Japan's traditional yet premium denim textile known for its superior quality. The said textile is produced in Okayama and is supposed to be one of the first Japanese Mills ever to exist. Moreover, instead of using the traditional blue denim hue, the Asics Gel Lyte V comes bathed in black and subdued red accents using a unique double-dye technique.
- This kick utilized Japanese red weft denim for its upper.
- The denim was crafted using Japan’s old-fashioned weaving methods.
- Aside from this iteration of the Asics Gel Lyte V shoes, the Japanese Denim pack also includes another iconic silhouette, the Gel Lyte III.
- It comes with flat laces.
- Perforation detailing are placed on both sides of the shoe for added breathability.