Sneaker Spotlight: Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Aqua”

Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Aqua”

Though he is known now for creating his own lane at KITH, there was a time when Ronnie Fieg studied under the tutelage of DavidZ. While working there, Ronnie quickly rose up the ranks and was creating collaborations in no time. Of the many he has created, one that stands out in the minds of #sneakerholics everywhere is the Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Aqua” or as properly called Navy/Aqua. 

Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Aqua” uploaded by mikemikamitch
Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Aqua” uploaded by mikemikamitch

Taking into account the lack of hype surrounding the ASICS Gel Lyte III in general, it was a bold step for Ronnie to step out of the normal comfort zone of the big brands to work on the runner. First released back in 1991, the model is best known for its split tongue. Often seen across the pond in Europe, the model doesn’t really have a strong footing in the States. With all that in mind and a vision unlike any other, Ronnie pushed the limits of the silhouette and has helped raise the stock of the model in recent years.

Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Aqua” Joli Robinson
Back in 2010, Ronnie once again took his talents to the silhouette with an all blue version that broke into navy and aqua over the upper. Nubuk overlays are seen on the toe and extend back to the heel and up to the lace eyelets. Mesh provides a change in texture over the toe box and quarter panel, leaving a nice dose of aqua over the branding. Left to add the final touches, Ronnie used white on the toe and heel of the midsole, as well as over the laces and heel tab. With a strong history of collaborations behind him mixed with a limited release of only 252 pairs, the Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Aqua” was quickly snatched up by #sneakerholics the world over when it dropped in June. Now that is hot you start the Summer. By they way, having Joli Robinson model a pair didn’t hurt either.

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