Save for a short-lived collaboration with Naruto Shippuden, ASICS has rarely looked to anime and manga for inspiration. That seems to be changing for the better in 2023, however, as the Japanese footwear brand have crafted a GEL-LYTE III that’s reminiscent of the Demon Slayer Corps’ one and only Insect Hashira.
Though it bears no ties to the actual IP, the ASICS GEL-LYTE III “Butterflies” is possibly the closest we’ll ever come to an officially licensed collaboration with Demon Slayer. Its butterfly-inspired print, which is applied all throughout the upper, bears a somewhat close resemblance to the haori worn by Shinobu Kocho. The pink and purple accents adjacent only serve this connection, further nodding to the signature color palette of the sole user of Insect Breathing.
Enjoy an official look at the ASICS GEL-LYTE III “Butterflies” ahead. These should be available soon via ASICS.com as well as select retailers.
In other news, LaMelo Ball recently unveiled a Joker-inspired PUMA MB.03.
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ASICS GEL-Lyte III
Release Date: 2023
Style Code: 1201A984-100