Size and fit

The Asics Gel Lyte XXX features an asymmetrical lacing system that is helpful in reducing forefoot irritation. With the iconic split tongue, the shoe allows one to slide foot in with no effort. The shoe sits on top of a durable rubber outsole that is set to provide the right amount of traction. The Flytefoam technology on the midsole that delivers improved cushioning and support. 

The shoe is available in both men’s and women’s sizing. However, the color palette available for both sexes can appeal to each other.

Asics Gel Lyte XXX Style

Although the Gel Lyte XXX is taken from a silhouette from the ‘90s, it still serves a modern futuristic vibe while still retaining some signature particulars. It contains a no-sew overlay on the upper that provides a secured fit and allows the sneaker to look sleek and clean. The pronounced heel counter creates a striking look, at the same time, appears to look contemporary. 

With this design, one can opt for different types of ensembles for any easygoing occurrence. Pairing an opaque green short-sleeve button-up shirt with black fitted jeans will be the right choice for a dapper look. Another style tip is to combine black rolled-up chinos with a white shirt tucked in, wear fun printed socks for a nice dressed down look.

Notable Features

If anyone is trying to find a shoe with a significant meaning to it, the Asics Gel Lyte XXX is the way to go. Since the shoe serves as a celebration for the 30th year of a legendary silhouette, it is expected that it has fresh and improved materials incorporated to them. This version has ultra-modern style while keeping some of the highlights of the OG.

Asics Gel Lyte XXX History

The first original Gel-Lyte wash launched in the year 1987 and became an instant hit in the running world. The shoe was extremely light, weighing less than a pound, and constructed to cater runners. Committed to creating lightweight performance shoe, the brand released the second series for the line called the Gel- Lyte II in 1989.

Then in 1990 came the most popular entry in the series, the Asics Gel Lyte III. It was promoted as a performance-driven running shoe. The shoe came in a bulk of different colorways with a legendary split tongue. Because of the streetwear design, many were impressed. Over thirty years later, it remains renowned by fans. Thus, as a celebration, Asics Tiger released a whole new silhouette that evolves to the OG’s heritage.

Nice to know

  • Gel branding on the pull tab.
  • The overlay includes synthetic leather.   

Facts / Specs

Base model: Asics Gel Lyte
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Asics Gel Lyte, Asics Gel
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.