ASICS Gel-Lyte III Vegetable Tanned Leather

Vegetable tanned leather sneakers seem to be the craze these days, especially after Hender Scheme started producing its interpretations of popular silhouettes. However, ASICS has decided to create its own vegetable tanned leather Gel-Lyte III silhouette, which incorporates an entirely leather construction on the upper so that they will break in and develop a natural patina through wear. Unlike the Hender Scheme offerings that remove air cushioning aspects such as in its Air Jordan 4 rendition, which replaced it with a wooden sole, these ASICS retain the original Gel cushioning soles. Limited to just 300 pairs worldwide, these made in Japan sneakers will retail for $500 USD.

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