Discover the Top 20 Best Asics Sneakers
In this Top 20 of Asics sneakers, you will be able to find everything from the ASICS Gel Lyte III best collaborations to some older and different models. Right below, you shall have further insight about specific ASICS collaborations for sale, all of them the best collabs Asics has made in recent times, in our opinion.
You can say whatever you want, literally. This pair is awesome and one of the most coveted out of the 25th Anniversary, if not the most coveted.
Once they released in 2015, the world went nuts. The “Koi” represents the History of the Japan Day, featuring quite a few details that gather inspiration from the Koi fish itself.
The in-store release was delivered with a special wooden box, a booklet, and AFEW x ASICS chopsticks as well as 2 pairs of extra laces (Wasabi & Soy Sauce). There are only 1991 pairs available worldwide.
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Hanon x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Wildcats” – Available on eBay
Released in 2011, this silhouette is inspired by The Wildcats, a local running club. Some say that the materials used were not that great, but that does not stop them from having astronomical resell prices.
The “Wildcats” from Hanon display a classic orange and red colored upper with additional 3M Toger Stripes and double woven labels on the tongue. For last but not least, this Gel Lyte III is delivered in a dust bag featuring Hanon’s “Keeps On Burning”.
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mita x ASICS Gel-Mai “Black Panther” – Available at 24Kilates
These are without any doubts one of the most underplayed collaborations we have seen in a while. Clean yet fiercefull, these Gel-Mai displays a blacked-out upper altogether with a tonal cheetah printed pattern right under its suede cage.
Sporting white tiger stripes, its TPU collar system provides just the right amount of on-feet support.
We sure know that the Mai is not everyone’s favorite. Will it always be an underdog? Learn more about this collab right here.
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WMNS ASICS Gel Lyte III “Cherry Clossom” – Available at END. Clothing
It’s a shame that some big-footers will stay out for this one. Not every single awesome release needs to be a collab and exclusive – trust us, you will start to agree with that over time.
These “Cherry Blossom” are throwing it way back to the 90’s, maintaining their signature color blocking across the upper.
The name says it all. Inspired by cherry blossoms, the silhouette displays a perforated suede upper and of course, being a Gel Lyte III, its signature split-tongue is also present, also perforated. They will sell out, eventually.
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Haven x ASICS Gel Lyte MT “Forest Green” – Available at Caliroots
Gathering inspiration from Canada’s West Coast, these merge the best of the urban metropolis and lush woodlands. Sure, Summer is just round the corner, but if you live somewhere damp and wet, these are your go-to option.
Designed to defeat any brisk conditions, the Gel Lyte MT is built using a technical inner-bootie sock liner, heel pull tab, and trail-like outsole.
Plus, the “Forest Green” is crafted from suede, nubuck and premium leather, offering elevated comfort and durability. Moreover, its ballistic nylon split tongue and speckled midsole complete the shoe’s utilitarian aesthetic.
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Woei x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Cervidae” – Available at K’LEKT
Celebrating Woei’s fifth anniversary (in 2012), this Gel Lyte III draws inspiration from the deer family found in Europe’s harsh tundra region, hence the colorway – brown, tan and white.
The whole shoe has been re-designed, replacing the standard upper eyelets with metal trail hooks, zigzag stitching around the toe box area and to finish off some 3M details. Quite a pair, we say!
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Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte V “Volcano” – Available at K’LEKT
One of the most sought-after pairs of Gel Lyte V is the Volcano. About it, KITH’s Ronnie Fieg stated that he “..felt ready to create a shoe that was inspired by Kith growing out of its ‘active stage’ and hopefully to its future state of eruption”.
Seen in red and burgundy, the silhouette is built using premium nubuck, pigskin and breathable mesh on the upper. Plus, each pair was sold with a special set of KITH x Stance “Volcano” sock and delivered with extra laces.
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Beams x ASICS Gel Mai G-TX – Available at Sivasdescalzo
During recent times, the Gel Mai has become the silhouette of choice from ASICS’ side. It is no more a stranger to us. Beams from Japan added a forest theme to the utility-engineered running retro, displaying green, brown and tan colors across the upper.
Moreover, it also comes equipped with Gore-Tex technology, providing even more protection for the wearer’s foot. While details are seen on the asymmetrical lacing system, these are a must have in any Gel-Mai-lover’s rotation.
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asphaltgold x ASICS Gel DS Trainer “Jugendstil” – Available at Nice Kicks, Slam Jam and SNS
Paying deserved respects to their hometown, Mathildenhöhe, the city is known to the world as an architectural masterpiece. All of that is reflected in the silhouette that was designed with the highest quality of materials.
Further details are seen around the tongue, heel, and insole. Plus, if you get them on their own shop, they will be delivered with a special box. Unfortunately, we do not get to see too many Gel DS Trainers like these nowadays.
Image Credit: asphaltgold
Kicks Lab x ASICS Gel Lyte III “KL-SHINOBI” – Available at END. Clothing
Another great hit from Japan is the collaboration with Kicks Lab. With its ninja look, the “KL-SHINOBI” is dressed in contrasting suedes.
Highlighted with embossed brandings and a webbed heel for a Tokyo-fuelled aesthetic, we can say that we have not seen a pair of Gel Lyte III that deserved the spotlight like this one in recent times.
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Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Militia Initiative” – Available at K’LEKT
Surely all of us have heard about the connection between Ronnie Fieg and ASICS, even before KITH opened its doors. In fact, all ASICS aficionados have been waiting for the “Militia” to release, especially after the never-released “Mossad” iteration.
Some say there’s only 1 pair around the world. Built using premium nubuck, pigskin and leather and displaying an olive/ chocolate/orange colorway, these come with a special box containing a pin set, fish-shaped stress ball, and socks. That is if you were lucky enough to get them.
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Highs and Lows x Monkey Time x Asics Tiger Gel-Lyte V “Ichimatsu” – Available at 24Kilates
Japan hold their traditional methods and patterns all across many, many things. These Gel Lyte V are no different – the checkered pattern otherwise known as “Ichimatsu”. Both kingpins join forces for a clean release.
Just like the mita x Gel Mai mentioned above, these ninja-styled kicks display contrasting stitching and embroidery, checkered pattern around the inner sole and outsole.
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atmos x ASICS Tiger Gel-Inst 360 – Available at AFEW
sometimes, atmos just loves some crazy and flamboyant prints. This time around, the duo keep things simple instead with minor tweaks to the GEL-Inst 360 model.
If you need an everyday shoe, this is your best option. The low-cut profile is seen in a blacked-out suede upper as well as contrasting stitching on the side panels, making up the ASICS logo. Co-branded insoles are also included in this drop.
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Ronnie Fieg x ASICS GEl Lyte III “Miami” – Available at K’LEKT
If sunny days are just right for us, you will need a vibrant pair to rock all around Summer. Well, we have got the answer for you. You will be able to shine as well as break some necks with this pair.
The “Miami” show a water-green upper with details in bright orange also on the upper and outsole. One of our favorite colorways of the Gel Lyte III ever!
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Footpatrol x ASICS Gel Saga II – Available at K’LEKT
Footpatrol never gets it wrong, in all honesty. These are considered by many one of the best Saga of all time, and we get where they’re coming from. The silhouette takes inspiration from the craft of natural materials: wood, metal, and rubber.
Designed asymmetrically, you may be able to purchase the limited edition wooden box. Plus, you will be able to notice the gas mask branding on the heel while the left shoe features the famous 90’s ASICS logo and the Foot Patrol text logo on the sock liner.
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Asics Gel Mai “Peacoat” – Available to buy at I Love Tokyo
Plain and simple, just how we like it. Have a go on these, we assure you that you will not regret it! Perfect for Summer, these Gel Mai show a navy-peacoat blue upper with details in light pink, built from suede and mesh. The silhouette sits on top of a contrasting white midsole.
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Onitsuka Tiger x Andrea Pompilio GSM – Available to buy at END. Clothing
You weren’t expecting this one, were you? Well, even low-key pairs deserve to be mentioned. Japan’s finest joined forces with Andrea Pompilio and the result is just perfect.
This low-cut court silhouette is dressed in leather and overlaid with complimentary touches of suede. Details are seen in the perforated toebox while at the heel, you will be able to notice contrasting and darker colored leather.
If you own a yacht or plan to get one, get this pair as well. Just in case.
(Image Credits: END. Clothing)
Wood Wood x Asics Gel DS Trainer “Silver” – Available at K’LEKT
This much-awaited release came out just perfect. Celebrating Wood Wood’s 15th anniversary, this mid-90s silhouette is re-designed in a unique and eye-catching look.
The Copenhagen based fashion label took its inspiration from vintage CDs and CD players. In fact, it all seems pretty obvious, don’t you agree?
The whole upper features a metallic style with added black, red and blue accents. “W.W” brandings are also found on each tongue.
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Patta x Asics Gel Lyte – Available at K’LEKT
After all, being one of the very first ASICS collaborators has its perks. They were the first to collaborate on the one and only Gel Lyte OG.
Presented in hues of grey leather and dark purple nubuck with light pink details, these are a Summer must have! Every pair is also delivered with a custom dual-branded hangtag and additional sets of pink and ginger laces.
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Zillion x ASIS Gel Lyte III – Available at K’LEKT
For last but not least, here we have one of the best Gel Lyte III of all time. Zillion, a Japanese shoelace brand, worked together with ASICS have a rather subtle approach to the sneaker.
The “Zillion” uses beige premium leather altogether with white mesh for the upper that sits on top of a tan midsole. Each pair was delivered with a custom wood-box for the laces.
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The Best Asics Collaborations
It is a shame that we have not heard much about ASICS since 2015. It hurts us to say that, but the ASICS Gel Lyte III 25th Anniversary was the very last time that the brand made a real buzz across the sneaker community around the globe.
Apart from the Anniversary collaborations, before and after, there are quite a few pairs that deserve to be mentioned. It is unfortunate what you may have to spent to get your hands on a specific pair, but that is just how the sneaker world works.
As usual, creating a Top 20 of a brand like ASICS is difficult. Even if you need to wait 6 months to save up some extra money.
Please bear in mind that the best ASICS Gel Lyte (and not only!) collaborations available now will be available on places like Flight Club. You can always check facebook groups or identical network systems for better prices, but we rather make sure you buy safely.