• The pressure to give into the usual gimmicks standardized by what is quite possibly the most commercial holiday in modern existence (aka Valentine’s Day) has become, let’s face it, more than exhausted at this point. Sure, roses, a box of overpriced chocolates, and a reservation at that impossibly overrated restaurant are easy options that will prompt a sympathetic smirk from that significant other. But the common denominator amongst all of these offerings is that they are all temporary fixes. Luckily, for those looking to impress bae with something that’ll last longer than that digested piece of $80 overcooked filet mignon, ASICS has released a special edition of their Gel Lyte model – the 3 and 5 silhouettes respectively – in celebration of the romantic holiday.
Each makeup was inspired by two Valentine’s Day staples, roses (the Gel Lyte 5 ) and chocolate (the Gel Lyte 3), with the former featuring a red upper composed of mesh and suede and the latter sporting a light beige hue with touches of brown on the toes, inner lining, and side panels. The pack will be released in February over at Korean retailer Kasina.
• Recently, Ronnie Fieg released the information regarding the upcoming KITH Grand Opening GT-2 release. This upcoming Friday, January 9th the super clean and vicious collaboration will drop online at KITHNYC.COM and in store at the NYC and Brooklyn locations. One of our favorite attributes has always been ‘simplicity’ and quite honestly this collaboration is exactly that. The low-top silhouette consists of a sleek black leather upper and what seems to be complimentary tonal leather laces as well. Pair that with a clean and much necessary white sole and this model is worth every single penny spent. That’s nothing new though when it comes to Ronnie Fieg designs, and as per usual, these will not hang around long so be sure to keep it punctual if your intentions are to cop, which they should be. Enjoy The Photos Below.
• Even though the new year has just started, the first holiday, Valentine’s Day, is already around the corner and with that the first dedicated sneaker releases as well. ASICS presents a special make-up Gel-Lyte V for the occasion, featuring a full red upper with white accents, in a series of premium materials. Look out for a release of the ASICS Gel-Lyte V “Valentine’s Day” in early February at select retailers, including Titolo.
• This holiday season style and comfort meets mesh, leather and suede in the upcoming ASICS Holiday 2014 “Christmas” Pack. Right in the midst of the shopping season ASICS releases two all new festive colorways for their seasonal collection. Using their ever so popular Gel Saga and Gel-Lyte III silhouettes, the newly released pack fuses comfort and functionality together perfectly. The Saga comes with a burgundy upper broken up by a beige toe box, reminiscent of dark autumnal leaves that have almost all but fallen, while the Gel-Lyte III takes its cues from pine trees with a tonal grey colorway accented by rust-colored laces. In addition to these two recent releases is another rendition of the Gel Saga in a forest green with a tonal grey and burgundy outlining the sneaker. All three will be available at Sneaker Politics, so head over and nab yourself a pair.