Kith and Asics are joining forces for a highly anticipated collaboration, with the end result being the Marvel x Kith x Asics Gel Lyte III Remastered collection. This special release is an integral part of the X-Men 60th Anniversary Collection. Taking inspiration from the iconic suits worn by various X-Men characters throughout the years, and each pair is set to launch in July.
The collection will include colorways for Beast, Cyclops, Gambit, Rogue, Storm, and Wolverine, with a few characters receiving a few releases, inspired by the suit they wore during a select decade.
Beast – This model features a predominantly blue upper crafted from hairy pigskin suede, inspired by its namesake character. The Tiger Stripes are executed in white leather, which complement the white GEL-cushioned midsole and sockliner.
Cyclops – A mixture of navy, royal blue, yellow and red are applied across the upper. The vamp and quarter panels use sport mesh while the overlays are executed with smooth premium nubuck and leather.
Gambit – This model is color-blocked using shades of tan and brown with red accents. Premium nubuck is used throughout, with microperforated detailing seen on the vamp and quarter panels.
Rogue – This colorway channels its namesake character’s iconic green and yellow palette, as perforated pigskin suede is overlaid with smooth leather panels. Olive accents are used for the Tiger Stripes and sockliner.
Storm – Pony hair covers the upper of this model, as a nod to its namesake character’s flowing silver hair. The material is seen in white and grey, while black leather is used for the Tiger Stripes.
Wolverine (1975) – The colorway of this model is inspired by one of Wolverine’s earliest suits, and perhaps his most well-known, which debuted in 1975. Yellow perforated pigskin suede is seen on the vamp and quarter panels, while smooth leather in blue and black is applied to the overlays.
Wolverine (1980) – The colorway of this model is inspired by another famous Wolverine suit, which debuted in 1980. Yellow perforated pigskin suede is seen on the vamp and quarter panels, while smooth leather in brown and red is applied to the overlays.
What makes this collection of Asics Gel Lyte III unique is each pair is sealed, creating a blind box experience. Opening the box will reveal the surprise pair, adding an element of excitement and anticipation for collectors. In an exciting collaboration, Kith and Marvel have also teamed up with Upper Deck to recreate the original 1992 Uncanny X-Men Series 1 Trading Cards. These cards will be professionally graded by PSA and distributed randomly, with varying levels of rarity. Each card will proudly display co-branding from Kith and Marvel, further enhancing their collectible appeal.
For those that want to buy the X-Men x Kith x Asics Gel Lyte III 60th Anniversary Collection, they will be available between July 19th and July 23rd at San Diego Comic Con. On Friday, July 28th, the collection will be available at all Kith locations, EU.Kith.com at 11 AM CET, and Kith.com & the Kith App at 11 AM EST. Below, you can check out additional photos for a closer look.
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Release Date: July 28, 2023
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