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The ASICS Gel-Lyte III

The ASICS Gel-Lyte III model is well regarded for its retro design, exceptional comfort, and high performance. Gel cushioning and an innovative split tongue have ensured the silhouette has been a favourite among sneaker lovers around the world.
The sneaker was designed by Shigeyuki Mitsui in 1990, an ASICS designer who was known for his innovative designs. It was introduced as a lightweight running shoe, and besides being a stylish addition to the market, it was also fully functional as well.
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The Design

Standing out with distinctive elements that contribute to its iconic design and performance, the ASICS Gel-Lyte III's most notable feature is its split tongue.
The two-part tongue is functional as it is stylish, as it reduces tongue movement, making the sneaker a more comfortable and secure fit.
ASICS incorporates its Gel cushioning technology into the midsole of the Gel-Lyte III, providing excellent shock absorption, cushioning and support during everyday wear or activity.
The upper of the model features suede overlays and mesh inserts for increased breathability, durability, and flexibility. You'll find the usual ASICS' Tiger Stripes prominently featured on the sides of the sneaker, which also provide structure and stability to the shoe, acting as supportive overlays.
Lastly, an external heel counter adds increased support and stability.
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The Ronnie Fieg X Gel-Lyte III 'Miami'

The highly sought-after Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel-Lyte III 'Miami' was released in 2013 as part of Fieg's East Coast Project.
Honouring the Miami Dolphins Football Club, the sneaker presented a vivid orange and teal colour theme on the silhouette, which was fitted with ASICS' Gel cushioning technology and constructed with high-quality suede and mesh.
The personalised insole that featured a palm tree pattern was a gorgeous finishing touch.
Released in limited numbers, the 'Miami' is valued as a collector's item today, and is regularly sold for over retail on the secondary market.
The Ronnie Fieg X Gel-Lyte III 'Miami'
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