Laser Asics Gel Lyte V
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by Brendan Dunne

Asics has decided to do away with stitches on its latest version of the Asics Gel Lyte V, opting instead to laser in perforations and details on the upper.

OK, so the shoes aren't entirely without stitches, but these versions do drastically cut down on them. The Asics Gel Lyte III has been dressing up in these lasered looks for a while now (which makes sense as it's the flagship retro runner from Asics) but the brand is now prepared to extend the treatment to other models.

Look for these updated Asics offerings to launch this weekend at retailers like Hanon.