Ronnie Fieg and Asics Collaborate On A Special Gel Lyte III Pack
For those unaware, Ronnie Fieg is the man behind one of America’s most popular sneaker store and streetwear brands, Kith. A long-time collaborator with Japanese sports giant Asics, Fieg has designed over 50 releases with the brand in the past.
It’s safe to say, that Ronnie’s collaboration with Asics has been one of the contributing factors in increasing the overall popularity of the Japanese brand in the States as well - a truly refreshing take to see a brand without a swoosh gain so much popularity.
With a collaborative partnership that first started in 2007, the two brands have shown no signs of slowing down and are back yet again with a special Gel Lyte III ‘Tokyo Trio’ pack.
Back in 2007, Fieg worked on a trio of III’s called the ‘252 Pack’ which saw a Japan-exclusive release. The story comes full circle as the latest release coincides with the opening of Kith Tokyo, Fieg’s first flagship store on foreign land.
The 3 colourways from the release are called 252.1, Yoshino Rose and Super Gold, and have fast grabbed the attention of tons of fans since Fieg teased them on his social media page.
The 252.1 is a re-imagination of the original 252 silhouette. This one features a black upper in premium nubuck. The Asics tiger stripes are presented in metallic gold leather, while the toe is in a pigskin red colour much like the Gel Lyte III Salmon Toe.
The Yoshino Rose:
The Yoshino Rose is inspired by the Yoshino cherry tree which is famous in Japan for its beautiful cherry blossoms. This rendition features a mesh on the toe with a leather toe wrap. The toe wrap also features soft off-white pigskin suede. The sneaker also features the classic Asics stripes in a beautiful rose colour.
The Super Gold:
A sneaker inspired by the Tokyo Olympics that were to be held this year, the Super Gold features premium white leather throughout the upper with metallic gold Asics stripes. The outsole is accented with red and navy colour blocking.
The Tokyo Trio pack is one of the most clean and classy versions of the Gel Lyte III released in a while. All 3 colourways boast Fieg's name on the tongue as well as insole, and come in a special box that features the designers name along with Asics.
Release Date: 27th June 2020
Price: $180 (Rs. 13,453 approx.)