Sneaker Politics x ASICS GEL-Lyte III Inspired By Shop Founder Derek Curry’s Military Service

By Christy r mathew

Sneaker Politics was a simple mom-and-pop supplying the Lafayette region when it first started in 2006.

Since then, entrepreneur Derek Curry has opened several sites throughout the South, all the way to Texas.

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And soon, even more growth is on the horizon, but not through another storefront, but through a collaboration ASICS GEL-LYTE III, whose colorway honours Curry's military service.

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The partnership compares Shigeyuki Mitsui's beloved runner to olive field gear in terms of both colour and texture. 

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While the suede overlays are relatively civil, the remainder of the upper makes a blatant reference to military issue, as the canvas foundation is suggestive of a fatigue jacket and trouser. 

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Tears across the toe mimic wear while paying honour to the United States, for which Curry fought.

Removable co-branded patches decorate both the lateral and medial sides of the heel; cream accents clothe the laces and multi-color sole; and the counter is adorned with Sneaker Politics' iconic "P" emblem.

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See above for a closer look at the Sneaker Politics x ASICS GEL-LYTE III. The $150 USD sneaker will be available on ASICS.com and select stores (including Sneaker Politics) on May 30th.

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