In 2012, a Gel-Lyte III collab was in the works for the German-based sneaker boutique Solebox but sadly the anticipated release never made it to the shelves. Fast track to 2016, the collaborative project finally comes to fruition — granting many ASICS lovers a chance to bring one home. This 2012 project is of course the Solebox x ASICS Gel-Lyte III.

Inspired by the Blue Carpenter Bee commonly found in Northern Queensland, Hikmet Sugoer (designer of the Solebox x Adidas Ultra Boost) developed the shoes to bear a black nubuck upper paired with a plush vibrant baby blue microsuede split tongue and lining. Mesh is underlaid on the medial panel in an attempt to resemble the bee’s wings. Finally finishing off the shoes with the Solebox logo on the heel counter, mustache, and even on the translucent outsoles.

Grab your pair: This Saturday – 7th April at the following retailers

Prime (Melbourne)

227 Barkly Street
ST. Kilda, VIC 3182

Mon – Sat : 10am – 6pm
Sun : 11am – 5pm

Laced (Brisbane)

Level 1 / 35 Adelaide Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000

Mon – Thurs: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Above the Clouds (Sydney)

205 Oxford St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2000

Mon: By Appointment
Tues – Wed, Fri: 11am – 6pm
Thurs: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm