Asics has a well deserved, established reputation. Their blend of performance, comfort, and the timeless style of their running silhouettes is what has made the brand an impactful player in the sneaker world for decades.
As a pure fashion item though, Asics have always been a bit underrated. Maybe it’s because even their most exclusive collaborations never really lose the sense of functionality that connects them to their original intended use. With the release of the Mamba Pack, it’s going to be difficult to miss the merits of Asics runners on purely aesthetic grounds from now on.
The Mamba Pack features the Gel Lyte III, Gel Respector (unofficially the Gel Lyte IV, but remember, bad luck), and the Gel Lyte V, rendered in monochromatic, snakeskin textured leather. The use of color and materials, on the slightly chunky shape of a 90s runner, allows these shoes to be bold, modern, and sophisticated all at once.
The materials used make these a little heavy for actual running, but you’ll want to take your time in these anyway. Give everyone a chance to take it all in, and wonder why they didn’t think to pick up a pair of Asics.
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