Michael Dupouy of La MJC fame is a modern-day renaissance man. He’s covered the best of street culture every year since 2006 with his ALL GONE books. He works closely with Paris-based Club 75 for special releases and pop-ups. And now he’s re-releasing the classic GEL-Lyte III that he first teamed up with ASICS for in 2008. Originally released in a run of only 100 pairs, the special La MJC sneakers featured a retro mix of materials and colors — nodding to the running shoes of the late ’90s — and turned the heads of sneaker lovers the world over with their bold burgundy, mint, and pink detailing. Now, ten years after their original release, the special GEL-Lyte IIIs are coming back again with all the famous detailing from the first release — plus a few special additions. Made entirely in Japan, the premium kicks arrive with three sets of laces and two interchangeable insoles. They also come packaged in a giant tote bag with a backpack, a cap, and a pair of socks.
The La MJC GEL-Lyte IIIs will release exclusively at Club 75 in Paris September 8th, and are set to retail for €250 — a reasonable price considering all the accoutrements they’re packaged with. Enjoy a look at the shoes and matching gear below, and head over to Club 75 this weekend to cop your pair if you’re lucky enough to be located in Paris.
La MJC x ASICS Gel-Lyte III
Release Date: September 8, 2018