Over the years my friends have continually asked me to re-release some of my previous projects. The Cove and Mint Leaf ASICS Gel Lyte III’s from year’s past were released before I was able to open Kith. I would never simply re-release or “retro” one of my releases, so when the Gel Lyte V came along it was the perfect opportunity to recreate some of my favorite creations on one of my all time favorite silhouettes. – Ronnie Fieg
Both the Cove and Mint Leaf Gel Lyte V’s mirror the same materials as its Gel Lyte III predecessor. The Cove Gel Lyte V features premium nubuck with pigskin perforated underlays, while details include 3M accents, a neoprene sockliner for a comfortable glove-like fit and tonal branding throughout. The Mint Leaf Gel Lyte V features the same buttery nubuck with breathable mesh paneling. A neoprene sockliner and tonal branding are also added. Both colorways are fitted on contrasting off-white midsoles and grey outsoles that add an extra pop. The shoes are tied together with a tonal flat lace and 3 options of rope laces for each colorway.
The Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte V “Cove” and “Mint Leaf” will retail for $160 and drop on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at 11AM EST at KithNYC.com.