The latest iteration of the GEL-NYC references ASICSâ€™ GEL-NIMBUS 3 shoe from the early 2000s, using various embellishments plucked from the MC-PLUS V design. The silhouetteâ€™s sleek, geometric upper is fashioned with mesh and suede, including a combination of lightweight foams and GELÂ® technology inserts underfoot for optimal support and comfort.
Opting for a fresh look, the GEL-LYTE V incorporates mixed materials like Okayama Denim, nylon flight jacket textile, and pebbled leather to achieve a patchwork motif along the sidewalls, inspired by the Japanese concept of boro. The addition of leather and denim is a contemporary touch, allowing fashion-forward interpretations of the silhouette in the realm of street style. OG wave tooling referencing the 1993 model hits the outer heel. The componentry sits atop an off-white midsole, equipped with essential GELÂ® cushioning technology for advanced stability.
Brighter options arrive with theÂ GEL-LYTE III OG, including â€œCream / Oliveâ€ and â€œCotton Candy / Bubblegumâ€ color stories that pop with geometric striations and tonal piping throughout the upper.Â The model retains its early â€™90s shape and tooling, originally created by Shigeyuki Mitsui. The iconic split-tongue formation debuted on the GEL-LD RACERâ„¢ and is yet another callback denoting the shoeâ€™s heritage.