Bape Asics Gel Lyte V
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by Brendan Dunne

Earlier in the year a BAPE x Asics Gel Kayano sample surfaced and then disappeared, without any sneaker release date info popping up since to confirm that the shoes would be coming to retail.

Making things even more confusing is the arrival of this, a supposed BAPE x Asics Gel Lyte V sample. The shoe isn't as predictable in its colorway, and this time steers clear of the standard green and brown ape camo. What really elevates the design is the midsole treatment, which splits its time between a camouflage pattern and a flashy reflective section.

It's still unclear whether either of these BAPE x Asics will arrive as proper releases but if so, Sole Collector will provide updates.