Proppy Sole: ASICS GEL LYTE V
May 9, 2015
Our followers know that the Proppy Team was conceived because of a common love for sneakers. It is only fitting that we share with you some of the sneakers in our collection and what Proppy socks we love wearing them with the most. First up is the ASICS Gel Lyte V. After a long hiatus from the shoe game, ASICS has been making a comeback the last couple of years with their line of classic runners. My favorite out of all the silhouettes is the Gel Lyte V. One of the most comfortable pair of sneakers today, the GLV was introduced by ASICS in 1993 as a lightweight running shoe with considerable style. It remained seemingly under the radar for the next two decades until it was relaunched last 2013. ASICS then proceeded to collaborate with several retailers around the world while using the finest materials available to create the one thing that is music to a sneaker company’s ear: HYPE. Because the shoes were released in relatively small quantities through ASICS partner boutiques, sneaker-heads around the world scrambled in line to get their pair of limited releases. Prices soared on the reseller market and the ASICS cult was reborn.
To date, ASICS has collaborated with over a dozen retailers to produce co-branded editions of their Gel Lyte V line. One of my favorites is the Bodega “Get Wet” Pack. Bodega and ASICS built the shoes using some of the most climate-ready materials fit for a sneaker: Gore-Tex, ripstop nylon, nubuck, and reflective 3M materials. This makes the shoes easy to wear without having to worry about stepping on a puddle of water or going out on a rainy day. It is one of the easiest Gel Lyte Vs to maintain and easily one of the go to sneakers in my rotation. They are also easy to match with Proppy Socks. My go to socks with this shoe would be the Proppy Anchors in blue and the Proppy Coral Reefs.
Be sure to check out our website www.weareproppy.com for the latest styles for this summer. Give your sock game a boost with Proppy! Also, if you are a sneaker-head and love to match your kicks with your socks, tag us on Instagram @proppyph with the #WeAreProppy. Can’t wait to see what’s on your feet this summer!