Asics Gel-Lyte III “Ranru” pack

ASICS Tiger pays homage to its Japanese heritage with the Gel-Lyte III “Ranru” Pack.

Crafted in the form of traditional Japanese boro, the patchwork denim uppers will arrive in two distinctive colourways: Peacoat and Indigo Blue.

While today boro textiles are revered for their expert craftsmanship and creativity, the technique was once seen as a reminder of rural Japan’s impoverished past. Dating back to the nineteenth century, boro textiles were born out of a need to extend the wear-life of essential garments or furnishings before cotton was a common commodity. Over generations, small pieces of scrap fabric would be sewn to reinforce tears until the patches were often more prominent than the original fabric.

In contemporary fashion, patchwork designs are celebrated for their imperfect beauty. For the Gel-Lyte III “Ranru” Pack, various types of indigo and black denim are featured including ticking stripe, dark wash and light wash. Visible stitching and ticked laces bring a hand-crafted aesthetic to the overall design. The clean white midsole offsets the diverse detail of the upper, while the gum colour outsole provides the retro feel synonymous with traditional boro.

Asics Gel-Lyte III “Ranru”
HN7T0-5896
PEACOAT/ALUMINUM
Launch: Saturday 17th June 15:00BST
Price: £109.00

Asics Gel-Lyte III “Ranru”
HN7T0-4958
INDIGO BLUE/PEACOAT
Launch: Saturday 17th June 15:00BST
Price: £109.00