It’s almost the end of January, which is good soon enough for retailers to say it’s Valentine’s Day. Thankfully, amidst all the noise, the Web was graced with the 2016 Asics Gel-Lyte III Valentine’s Day Pack.
The Hallmark holiday that hits on the 14 of February has usually spawned some excellent Asics colorways, like last year’s editions. This year seems to be no exception; the first GL3 of the pack features a red suede upper, an obvious call out to the “holiday,” with an interesting red and white print highlighting the split tongue and ankle. The traditional mix of mesh, suede, and leather hit the side panels, and the entire shoe sits on a red Gel midsole.
The second GL3 of the pack is blacked out and tonal, and much less festive than its red counterpart (which I enjoy). The black pair subs all mesh for suede, even on the split tongue, side panels, and toeboxes. Leather still does the Asics branding on the side panels justice and the shoe sits on, of course, a blacked out Gel midsole and outsole. Interestingly, both pairs have opted for Asics crackled leather material at the heels, made popular by the Koyo x Asics Gel-Lyte V.
These will no doubt arrive at retailers before Valentine’s Day so keep a lookout. I’d expect pricing to be around $130-140. Thoughts on the 2016 Asics Gel-Lyte III Valentine’s Day Pack? Share them below.