The Gel Lyte III has and always will look good in luxurious materials. Here, we see the use of rich buffed suede and perforated suede. The colourway is the same as the 2012 AFEW x alife collaboration on the same shoe, under the same name. This time around they’ve refined the concept, using more premium materials and adding a very serious outsole. Wooden lace holes are also found on this version that aren’t on the last.
It’s interesting to see someone going back on an old collaboration and bringing it back to life. Maybe it’s a sneaky way of reissuing? Maybe it’s simply that the guys at AFEW had beaten their pairs and wanted some new ones? Who knows, but I’m interested.
The AFEW x alife Gel Lyte III 25th anniversary ‘Koi Klub’ drops on 30th May at Hanon priced at £119.