ASICS SportStyle have teamed with designer and co-founder of Round Two, Sean Wotherspoon and footwear boutique atmos on a limited edition silhouette, the ASICS x atmos x Sean Wotherspoon GEL-LYTE III OG.
GEL-LYTE III was original designed by Shigeyuki Mitsui and released way back in 1990 when both the technology inside and the construction were both cutting-edge. Rich with history of going against tradition and subverting stereotypes, with this new iteration being no different.
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the GEL-LYTE III series, as well as the 20th anniversary of atmos, this model uses the GEL-LYTE III as a canvas, with each shoe acting as an ode to a specific city. The right shoe represents Los Angeles with bright hues and vibrant florals which have become a trademark of Wotherspoon’s designs. The left shoe encapsulates the scenery, side streets and urban elements symbolic of downtown Tokyo, visualized by atmos.
Customization is king when it comes to the ASICS x atmos x Sean Wotherspoon GEL-LYTE III OG, the sneaker comes with five differently colored, interchangeable ASICS stripes as well as tear-away Wotherspoon and atmos patches that allows the chameleon-like silhouette to suit any mood. Corduroy, another signature of a Wotherspoon design, is applied to the upper, granting the model a vintage feel – while the inclusion of three different sets of laces widens customization options, encouraging the wearer to experiment with the silhouette. The GEL logo on the heel is also a removable panel, revealing a hidden message underneath.
The global launch date for the ASICS x atmos x Sean Wotherspoon GEL-LYTE III OG is the 14th of August 2020. In Australia it will be available via online raffle at Above the Clouds, Highs and Lows, Up There, Laced, Subtype, Sneakerboy and Urban Street Gear. Make sure you check their socials for more details.