The Japanese sneakerbrand Asics began as Onitsuka Co. on September 1st in 1949. The founder of Asics, Kihachiro Onitsuka, began manufacturing basketball shoes in his home town of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Soon after the range of sports activities widened to a variety of Olympic styles used throughout the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s by athletes worldwide.
Asics just released their Gel Lyte III in an indigo & boro version. This issue is a kind of a homage to the traditional Japanese boro with a patchwork denim makeover for the runner. The Asics Gel Lyte III Indigo & Boro is crafted in nubuck with suede reinforcements and perforated suede underlays, the tonal textures create an overall clean look with astute detail that’s finished with a speckled outsole.