Now on its 25th year in the game, the ASICS Gel-Lyte III has taken on countless styles and forms throughout the years, which makes it that much more challenging to come up with something that is truly fresh and original. Sometimes, it's just best to start simple and work from there, which is exactly what makes this this collab from Taiwan's Invincible so good.
Officially known as the "Formosa" Gel-Lyte IIIs, this joint effort between Invincible and ASICS pays homage to Taiwan's roots and heritage. At first glance, they might just look like another pair in a sea of grey Gel-Lyte III colorways, but that's hardly the case.
While they do make heavy use of charcoal shades, it's the textures and details that really set these off. The sneaker's upper uses an especially shaggy suede, while a small hit of red, blue, and white at the heel signifies Taiwan's flag. Finally, thanks to an additional photo from Ronnie Fieg, we know that they come packaged with three-tone rope laces.
Although an official release date has yet to be locked in, all signs are pointing to an October 10 release this weekend. We'll let you know if anything changes.