Have we reached peak denim yet? No, definitely not. But with Asics upcoming Japanese Denim gel-lyte release, it makes me wonder. Don’t get me wrong, I love a well-done indigo dipped shoe. My dreams haunt me still with the FDMTL x Vans sneakers. I look to the empty space on my shoe rack like a widow looking to the horizon, waiting for her military husband to come home from war.
Anyway, this impending release will feature some sort of Japanese denim woven in Okayama. We’re assuming the denim is sanforized. Once the first surprise rain of the season hits, we’ll see whether that assumption is correct. They’ll be used in a mix of leather and EVA in Asics’ popular Gel-Lyte III and Gel-Lyte V silhouettes. When they earn their rips and tears, get them darned.
No word on when the shoes will drop, but keep an eye out on END.’s website.