Mita Sneakers x Asics Gel-Lyte III ‘Trico 2020’
Superkicks is super kicked to get yet another iconic design exclusively to India’s doorstep
The Mita sneakers x ASICS GEL-LYTE III OG collaboration will arrive exclusively in India at our stores in Mumbai, Delhi & Bengaluru on Saturday, March 21. Shigeyuki Kunii, the creative director of mita sneakers gave his own spin to the ASICS GEL-LYTE III OG, getting a chance to work with the original designer of the GEL-LYTE III, Shigeyuki Mitsui.
Both master designers have paid homage to their homeland through every minute aspect of the shoe’s design, bringing alive the magical nuances of Japan.The 2020 Olympics in Japan find expression on the shoe. Kunii’s inspiration from Mount Fuji and other iconic Japanese elements have given birth to the image of a runner taking a victory lap wrapped in the Japanese flag. The white upper is wrapped in a vivid red toe, reminiscent of the red of the rising sun on the flag. It is adorned with colorful stripes highlighted on the side and features a zipper on the signature split tongue. Embroidered on the side of the tongue is “Tokyo hai” (Japanese for Tokyo edition) in Mitsui’s handwriting while the words “Far East” are printed on translucent sole.
What’s more, the tricolour concept for the ASICS stripes comes from Ueno, referred to by Shigeyuki as “our downtown home base in eastern Tokyo.” In an ode to this iconic partnership between Mitsui and Kunii, their names appear on the insole. After all it is a wonderful melange of two widely respected and revered creative minds.