ASICS® was founded in 1977 out of the Onitsuka brand which had been manufacturing sports foot wear in Japan since 1949. ASICS stands for “Anima Sana InCopore Sano” which is Latin for “A Sound Mind Is A Sound Body”. The brand prides itself on building the finest products for the sports enthusiasts. Originally released in 1991, the ASICS® Gel-Lyte III features suede and mesh uppers, a padded split tongue, cushioned midsoles and rubber outsoles. Available now in grey/mid blue, black/white, estate blue or dark green.