Japan’s ASICS SportStyle debuts low CO2 emissions sneaker

Japanese sportswear brand ASICS SportStyle has launched the GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 sneaker, which it claims to be the lightest CO2 emissions sneaker on the market. Inspired by one of the sneakers from ASICS SportStyle, this version evolves the GEL-LYTE III OG silhouette to minimise its impact on the planet without compromising on quality or design.

With some of the most creative solutions integrated, the GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 sneaker takes the fusion of sustainability efforts and design aesthetics a step further. One of the shoe’s key features is the carbon-negative foam in the midsole and sockliner. Thanks to the new composition of materials, this shoe offers softer cushioning properties for lasting underfoot comfort, ASICS said in a press release.

Japan’s ASICS SportStyle has unveiled the ‘lightest CO2 emissions sneaker’—the GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95.
The environmentally conscious design features carbon-negative foam and recycled materials, marrying sustainability and aesthetic appeal without sacrificing comfort.
The release aligns with ASICS’ ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Additionally, the upper and the sockliner mesh are made with recycled materials and a solution-dyed polyester to help reduce the overall impact on the planet. Structurally, the new minimalistic tape method offers a supportive fit for daily activities while minimising material use and waste.

“ASICS is committed to reaching the goal of becoming net-zero emissions by 2050. Not only is the GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 sneaker the lightest CO2e emissions sneaker on the market, but we are also confident that it is one of the most aesthetically compelling shoes, on top of being very comfortable for users’ daily activities. To accomplish our bold goal, we will continue to deliver creative solutions as exemplified in the GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 sneaker,” said Go Suzuki, executive officer, senior general manger for ASICS SportStyle.

The GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 sneaker will be available for purchase from September 22, in cream/glacier grey colours via ASICS SportStyle online and in select stores.

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