Asics has turned its attention to the luxurious when it comes to the GEL-Lyte III in 2021, already having released a slew of premium pairs in the past few weeks. That trend continues today, with the launch of the “Kadomatsu” pack, available now.

2020 was the thirtieth-anniversary of Asics’ GEL-Lyte III running shoe, a revolutionary design backed by decades of Japanese sports research and craftsmanship. The brand celebrated via a rehashing of the original GEL-Lyte III, adjusting the shape and fit of the modern-day version to better reflect the OG pairs from 1990. Now, after a strong run of classic and new color schemes as well as limited-edition collaborations, the GEL-Lyte III is on a streak of premium releases in 2021, which continues this week with the new “Kadomatsu” pack. Featuring two colorways of the OG GEL-Lyte III, the new pack pits both pairs in beautifully crafted suede construction from heel to toe. The first color scheme mixes shades of tan and light brown with a soft pink accent for the Asics branding, while the second pair comes in a dusty blue color with seafoam green accents. 


Asics’ latest premium colorways of the legendary GEL-Lyte III release tomorrow, March 9th, 2021, and are currently available directly from the brand’s website.  The suede “Kadomatsu” pairs come with the usual price tag of $200 despite the quality of materials used, with a global release planned for the coming weeks on March 24th. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Asics release news.