The GEL-LYTE III OG is one of Asics most popular sneakers and it now comes in a new colourway thanks to Sean Wotherspoon and Atmos.
This celebratory collaboration marks two special anniversaries: it commemorates the 30th anniversary of the GEL-LYTE III OG as well as the 20th anniversary of Atmos. As for Sean Wotherspoon, many already know him as the owner of vintage sneaker and streetwear store, Round Two.
Of course, there’s no forgetting his work with Nike on a special Air Max Day sneaker, which won numerous ‘Sneaker of the Year’ awards back in 2018.
Much like his Air Max 1/97 design, the GEL-LYTE III OG upper will feature corduroy, a signature staple of Wotherspoon. Each shoe will pay homage to a specific city — the right shoe represents Los Angeles with bright hues and vibrant florals. As for the left shoe, it takes after downtown Tokyo, which was visualised by Atmos.
Another key design feature that is signature to Wotherspoon is customisation. The sneaker comes with five interchangeable Asics stripes in different colours. It also has a tear-away Sean Wotherspoon and Atmos patches, all of which can be moved around thanks to the use of velcro. There will also be three different sets of laces to go along with the shoe for greater customisation.
To go along with the sneaker release, Atmos is also releasing a full collection features various tees as well as bags. The collection features plain and marble-dyed tees alongside bags built from corduroy as well. There is a small zip-up “Sacoche” bag with a shoulder strap as well as a tote, both of which are dressed in colours to match the sneakers.