- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately Low-Top” from arch
- Rear foot and forefoot gel cushioning: asics gel-cushioning provides the ultimate in shock absorption – easing the blow of every step upon impact.
- Distinctive split-tongue construction: the split-tongue design prevents the tongue from sliding back-and-forth, while also providing remarkable heel-collar padding and comfort.
- Premium materials: asics tiger uppers consist of top-notch mesh, nylon, synthetic suede, and more, offering unique combinations of look and feel so no two styles are ever the same.
The iconic ASICS gel-lyte iii originally hit the streets in 1990 with our now-famous gel® cushioning to accommodate runners with optimal comfort and support. Unique to this silhouette is its split tongue construction, which prevents the usual side-to-side tongue movement in other performance models, keeping the fit – and look – consistent. Today, the retro runner has become a lifestyle footwear essential for sneaker enthusiasts with its legacy of infamous performance and fit innovations, and a seemingly endless combination of color ways to set off its clean, timeless design for years to come.
In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano,” which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body.” Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.