The retro Gel Lyte III by Asics. From the Asics Vintage Tech archive. Part of the Ranru Pack. Crafted in the
form of traditional Japanese boro, the patchwork denim uppers will
arrive in two distinctive colorways: “Indigo Blue” and “Peacoat”.
today boro textiles are revered for their expert craftsmanship and
creativity, the technique was once seen as a reminder of rural Japan’s
impoverished past. Dating back to the nineteenth century, boro textiles
were born out of a need to extend the wear-life of essential garments or
furnishings before cotton was a common commodity. Over generations,
small pieces of scrap fabric would be sewn to reinforce tears until the
patches were often more prominent than the original fabric.
In contemporary fashion, patchwork designs are celebrated for their imperfect beauty. For the GEL-LYTE® III “Ranru”
Pack, various types of indigo and black denim are featured including
ticking stripe, dark wash and light wash. Visible stitching and ticked
laces bring a hand-crafted aesthetic to the overall design. The clean
white midsole offsets the diverse detail of the upper, while the gum
color outsole provides the retro feel synonymous with traditional boro.
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pulldown menu. All sizes are listed in U.S. Mens sizes.