Asics have been around for significantly longer than you have been wearing shoes. Actually, Asics have been around for longer than even your dad has been wearing shoes. After making shoes for going on half a century you’d think the people at Asics would have learned a thing or two about the process… and they have. But even though stock Asics Gel Lyte III are awesome, that doesn’t mean Asics is going to miss a collaboration opportunity with Sneaker Freaker – the premiere shoe mag. These Asics x Sneaker Freaker Gel Lyte IIIs have been affectionately dubbed “Alvin Purple” and are a mix of suede, nylon, and 3M accents. The charcoal purple and grey upper make these some of the best looking sneakers we’ve seen in a while.