November 16, 2011 BY John Kim / 18
Releasing tomorrow is the limited edition ‘Leatherbacks’ colorway of the Asics Gel Lyte III, exclusively at the new KITH retail shop in Lower Manhattan. Likely the final Asics x Ronnie Fieg collaboration of 2011, the Leatherbacks was first previewed over the summer and later beautified on the feet of model Jen Yeager. If you’ve been fiending for a detailed viewing of this great release (without the distraction of a swimsuit model), here it is; dubbed the ‘Leatherbacks’ for the black leather construction on the the rear portion of this shoe, this GL3 is touched with impeccable hints of aqua blue on the outsole as well as the on the border of the Asics logo, and given a nice textural contrast with suede on the toe. Again, these are hitting KITH NYC on Friday and will be available online the same day at 11 AM, so check out the gallery below and let us know what you think.
I still rather have the Hanon Shop or atmos GL3 collabs. Doesn't really bother if I'd missed out on these or the Salmon Toes.