Year Of Release: 1991
First Life: Running Shoe
Second Life: Menswear Staple

When the GEL Lyte III released in 1991, there were no leather sweat pants and no care about whether your denim was made in Japan or in the US. All that mattered was the split-tongue design was innovative and as high performance as you could get in a running shoe. Today, the ASICS classic lives a different life, a life of limited releases below cuffed ankles and designer labels, with resale values ranging from insane to absurd.