A couple of weeks ago, Ronnie Fieg announced that he’d be bringing back the elusive “Super Green” edition of the GEL-Lyte III in honor of KITH’s fifth anniversary. Originally released back in 2013, the kicks were created alongside footwear-centric charity Soles4Souls and limited to just 300 pairs that were given away to those less fortunate in Haiti. Now Fieg has officially unveiled the release, as well as the first-ever GEL-Lyte 3.1 that he promised alongside it.
Now made in Japan for an added premium touch, the GEL-Lyte III is largely the same as the pair that debuted three years ago, but now sports a special fifth anniversary logo on the heel. That logo also graces the 3.1, which eschews the III’s look in favor of a more contemporary aesthetic befitting its GEL-Nimbus tooling. The result is a sleek monochromatic upper coupled with just a splash of green — most notably peeking out from beneath the medial stripe underlays — as stark white hits the non-GEL portions of the Nimbus sole.
Limited to 700 pairs each, the GEL-Lyte III will be available exclusively from KITH while the 3.1 will eventually make its way to the likes of UNITED ARROWS & SONS, colette, Slam Jam and Dover Street Market. Both the III and 3.1 will hit KITH’s brick-and-mortar locations and web store May 21 for $250 and $200 USD, respectively. And if you miss out on the 3.1, fear not: Fieg promises that two more takes on the unique hybrid are on their way later this year.
Finally, be sure to stay tuned to KITH’s stores and website between now and the May 21 launch — two opportunities to secure a pair of either model will pop up as a surprise to reward loyal customers before launch day.