ASICS Gets Set for the Winter

ASICS brings back the Christmas Pack:

Two of the most recognizable ASICS silhouettes are getting the seasonal treatment as part of the brand’s annual Christmas pack. Just like last year, the Gel-Lyte III and Gel-Lyte V are the focuses of this pack. ASICS approaches this year’s Winter release a tad bit differently, but makes sure to give us both of those models in impressive form. For one thing, we get something of a bonus this year as the brand decides to put out two Christmas versions of the Gel-Lyte III. The result is a pack worthy of your Winter rotation.

The iconic Gel-Lyte III’s two iterations in this pack are quite distinct, but each take on the season quite well. One version is in a “Glacier Grey” scheme that covers the shoe entirely. The upper is nearly monochromatic, save for the lateral Tiger branding stripes. The other colorway of the GL III gives us a “Birch/ Hampton Green look.” The upper on the former is in a stitched leather throughout. The latter has that same leather as its base, but is also joined by “furry suede” overlays from mid foot on backwards.

The Gel-Lyte V could very well be the most sought after piece of this collection. This iteration is in a slightly darker scheme, combining shades of both Blue and Green. Perhaps the most interesting feature here is the inclusion of wool panels on the toe box and lateral walls. The material choice, though rare for ASICS, is very appropriate for the season.

This Christmas Pack release is a welcome change of pace for the brand. Last year’s release of this same collection was solid, but was too on the nose about the Christmas. Rather than decorate the sneakers’ insole in Christmas themes, we see a more considerate approach here. The focus on this release is more on the color palettes, representing not just the seasonal release but plenty to choose from.

Make your favorite sneakerhead’s year and gift them a piece of the ASICS Christmas Pack.


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