The ASICS GEL-Lyte III “Smoke Blue” Are Easy on the Eyes

ASICS pulls inspiration from the ocean for their latest "Smoke Blue" colorway.

ASICS is back in its bag and that’s never a bad thing. Today the focus on the ASICS GEL-Lyte III, giving the classic running cool new set of colors. The new “Smoke Blue” colorway is everything on this sneaker. It features three different hues of blue. The new “Smoke Blue” colorway is definitely more of a lifestyle sneaker this go-round.

It all starts with three shades of blue on the upper. We find light blue mesh on the base, while medium blue sits on the supple suede overlays. You’ll also notice soft blueberry-toned leather on the lateral Tiger stripes and on the heel. This one of the better colorways I’ve been on the GEL-Lyte III and hopefully it won’t be the last. Furthermore, ASICS’ utilizes a tonal yet rich blue on the lateral side, with a bone-colored “Grand Shark” hue on the medial side.

Cut-out portions on the heel showcase a small red graphic with Japanese kanji, with sail sock liners and shoelaces tying the top half together both literally and figuratively. Lastly, all this sits atop a GEL-filled sail midsole and gum outsole to round things out. You can take a detailed look at the images below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

 

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