Asics origins in Japan are the inspiration for many of the brand’s special projects, like this week’s3 upcoming release of the “Back Streets of Tokyo” pack. Check out the two limited-edition colorways of the GEL-Lyte III, coming soon.

Still fresh off of its 30-year-anniversary in 2020, the Asics GEL-Lyte III has been the focus of an unprecedented run of releases from the Japanese running brand, reworking the GLIII in dozens of colorways, both new and old as well as limited-edition collaborations and standard in-line colorways. This week, the brand is taking some more inspiration from Tokyo, noting the bright and colorful back streets that criss-cross around the city, and the various lights and colors you’ll see there. Asics’ new “Back Streets of Tokyo” two-pack of GEL-Lyte IIIs features two contrasting palettes for the 30-year-old runner, both representing the back alleys and side streets that create a sprawling network of passageways across the city. First up, the GLIII comes in a “Mako Blue”-centric makeup, beginning with a light blue mesh base layer before adding suede overlays in light pink & purple, as well as a vibrant blue tone that gives this pair its name. The second piece of the pack is much simpler, opting for a neutral palette of white mesh, varying shades of grey overlays, black accents, and just a hint of lime green to add some color. 


Asics’ latest special-edition pairs of the GEL-Lyte III have been scheduled to release later this week, on March 19th, 2021. The Japanese-inspired colorways will be available directly from the brand’s website as well as select third-party retailers with a price tag of $120 each. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Asics release news.

Asics GEL-Lyte III “Back Streets of Tokyo”
Release Date: March 19th, 2021
Price: $120