Having worked with Converse, MAD Foot!, PRO-Keds and more recently, Reebok, Junya Watanabe knows a thing or two about sneaker collaborations. Expanding his sneaker design résumé, Watanabe hooks up with Asics to provide his artistic talents to the Gel Lyte III. Creating one of the wildest Gel Lyte’s in recent memory, the Japanese fashion designer used a zebra-print leather to cover majority of the upper, instantly giving the shoes a look that can’t possibly be ignored. Tumbled leather constructs the toe-box, tongue and collar, and patent leather lines the stripes and heel. A white and gold midsole and a black outsole provide a platform, and blue and pink accent the laces, lining and the trim around the stripes.
The Junya Watanabe x Asics Gel Lyte III is slated to release exclusively through Eproze sometime in October.