tags: Cove, gel lyte v, KITH, Mint Leaf, Ronnie Fieg
Over the years my friends have continually asked me to re-release some of my previous projects. The Cove and Mint Leaf ASICS Gel Lyte III’s from year’s past were released before I was able to open Kith. I would never simply re-release or “retro” one of my releases, so when the Gel Lyte V came along it was the perfect opportunity to recreate some of my favorite creations on one of my all time favorite silhouettes.
Both the Cove and Mint Leaf Gel Lyte V’s mirror the same materials as its Gel Lyte III predecessor. The Cove Gel Lyte V features premium nubuck with pigskin perforated underlays, while details include 3M accents, a neoprene sockliner for a comfortable glove-like fit and tonal branding throughout. The Mint Leaf Gel Lyte V features the same buttery nubuck with breathable mesh paneling. A neoprene sockliner and tonal branding are also added. Both colorways are fitted on contrasting off-white midsoles and grey outsoles that add an extra pop. The shoes are tied together with two flat laces and two options of rope laces for each colorway.
Priced at $160 USD per shoe, pick up the Gel Lyte V Cove and Mint Leaf at KithNYC.com on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at 11am EST.