Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III Koi
Dusseldorf, Germany has a huge Japanese community and one of the city's premier sneaker stores is paying its residents a bit of respect. That store is Afew and they have linked up with Asics to go all out on a drop that is absolutely dripping with flavor.
The Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III Koi is an explosive drop housing everything from shirts to a custom box, but it all starts with the sneakers. The focal point of the drop is red, white and black suede and a mesh pair of runners with colorblocking that should feel familiar if you've ever visited a koi pond to feed the fish.
As mentioned, the goodies are numerous and all of them are tucked away into a wooden box inspired by the Japanese Bento Box. Following that theme, the set includes wasabi and soy sauce-inspired laces and a set of chopsticks as well as three shirts and a white dustbag.
The release is set to drop on Japan Day, which is May 30. If you aren't brushed up on your history, there is a nifty little booklet that explains the occasion. Thorough is an understatement when it comes to how much effort Afew has put into this release.
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