ASICS GEL-Lyte EVO “Samurai” Pack

The latest modernized takes on the beloved GEL-Lyte III are fit for the dojo thanks to ASICS’s upcoming release of the GEL-Lyte EVO “Samurai” pack. Looking to the military nobility of early-modern Japan for inspiration, the pack sees a trio of colorways with tonal armor-esque uppers as speckling and gradients decorate the design’s dual-density midsole.

Complete with the EVO’s signature four-piece tooling, the trio of “Samurai” executions are due out October 16 at ASICS stockists in the UK.

ASICS GEL-Lyte V “Red Mamba”

After dropping a white version of the GEL-Respector and a black colorway of the fan-favorite GEL-Lyte III, ASICS is back with a brand new addition to its snake-inspired “Mamba” pack for Summer 2015.

Coming in the form of the GEL-Lyte V, the release echoes the aesthetic of the previous two drops, donning a luxurious faux snakeskin upper and a monochromatic execution — in this case, a bright red hue.

Retailing for $130 USD, the “Red Mamba” take on the GEL-Lyte V is available now via Sneaker Politics while supplies last.

ASICS GEL-Lyte III “Off-White Croc”

Perhaps a close second in terms of luxuriousness to the upcoming veg-tanned edition of the GEL-Lyte III — which is limited to just 300 pairs and will retail for $500 USD — is this off-white release from ASICS. Decked out in faux croc skin throughout, the tonal design is one of the cleanest GEL-Lyte IIIs to date, coupling an off-white leather upper with a matching rubber outsole, stark white GEL-cushioned midsole and matching lining.

Available now via atmos, the kicks will likely make their way to additional ASICS stockists in the coming weeks.

Wale x VILLA x ASICS GEL-Lyte III “Bottle Rocket”

Afew x ASICS GEL-Lyte III “Black Koi” 1-of-1

Afew x ASICS GEL-Lyte III “Koi” Pack

While sneaker culture is indeed now well-ingrained in the overarching pop canon, its the rare releases, the meticulously-thought projects, that truly define sneakerheads in 2015. The “Koi” pack is perhaps one of those signifiers, returning again courtest of German retailer Afew and ASICS.

Commemorating the inaugural launch in 2012, here the two parties return to outfit a pair of the GEL-Lyte III, a publicly available version of the sneaker released three years ago. The colorway itself references Koi fish in observance of Japanese culture, and is delivered in a nifty “Bento Box” that includes branded chopsticks, ‘Wasabi’ and ‘Soy Sauce’ laces, a dustbag and a special commemorative booklet. Dropping alongside this release is a range of T-shirts designed by longtime collaborator and friend Kwills.

Look for the Afew x ASICS ”Koi” pack to arrive in-store on May 30, with an online release pending surplus from the in-store drop.

ASICS GEL-Lyte III Light Grey/Grey/Gum

Joining this season’s clean Light Grey/Off White take on the GT-II is a matching edition of the GEL-Lyte III from ASICS. Retaining its signature split-tongue design, the silhouette sports a white mesh collar and tongue along with a matching toe box, grey suede overlays and dark grey leather branding.

The Light Grey/Gum GEL-Lyte III is in stock now from COMMONN while supplies last.