Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III „Koi“

It was a long road since we have introduced the first Afew x Asics Japan Day Event in 2012. It all started with the idea of making a handmade 1-of-1 Gel-Lyte III which was inspired by the colors of the Japanese Koi.

For the 25th Anniversary of the Gel-Lyte III we have now teamed up with Asics and will release the notorious Afew x Asics Gel-Lyte III “Koi”.


The Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III “Koi” represents the History of the Japan Day and features a lot of Details which all tell a certain Story. For the Release at our Store we have created a special wooden Bento Box, which comes with a special Booklet, Afew x Asics Chopsticks and a two pair of extra laces (Wasabi & Soy Sauce). The Afew x Kwills Shirts are not included in the Package and will be sold separately.


> The Afew x Asics Gel-Lyte III “Koi” and the Afew x Kwills Japan Day Anniversary Collection will be released Instore first
> Release Date: 30.05.2015 - 8 a.m. @ Afew-Store > No reservations


> If sizes are left the remaining sizes will go online after the Instore Release.
> The remaining sizes will just be available through a secret link. To be informed about the remaining sizes you have to sign in to the Afew Newsletter.

The last 2 years we have teamed up with Kwills to create some special Shirts for the annual Japan Day. For this year’s Japan Day we have created the Afew x Kwills Japan Day Anniversary Collection. The Collection features flip editions of the “2013 - Best of Gel Lyte III” & the “2014 – Japan Day” Shirts and of course the white “2015 - Koi” Shirt. Check the Release Details to get a Shirt
We auction this special “1 of 1” Afew x Asics Gel-Lyte III “Black Koi” to raise money for the the Kinderhospiz “Regenbogenland Düsseldorf”. The 1-of-1 Afew x Asics Gel-Lyte III “Black Koi” features a black Toebox, wooden “Black Koi” Lacelocks and some Afew x Asics “History of Japan Day” sockliner. The shoe is a US 9 and comes in a special wooden Bento Box which is hand-painted by the Dutch artist Kwills. The Charity Auction starts on the 20th of May and ends on the 23rd (11.59h CET)


To celebrate the Launch of the Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III "Koi" we will host a Launch Event at the Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf on the 30th of May.

18 - 22.30h
Presentation & japanese BBQ (Just with Invitation)

22.30h - Open End
>Handmade Edition of Gel-Lyte III
>KoiKlub Exhibition by Yoske Nishiumi
>Get Together
>Japanese Dinner
>"Make Your Own Onitsuka Tiger" Contest

>Afew x Kwills “Best of Gel Lyte III“
>Asics / Onitsuka Tiger Vintage Exhibition
>“Top 50 Gel Lyte III of All Time” Exhibition
>Afew Fortune Cookie Competition
>Japanese BBQ

>Afew x Kwills "JAPANDAY 2014" Shirt
>Heat on Feet Competition
>Japanday History Exhibition
>Asics Preview Exhibition
>Japanese Teriyaki Burger

Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III "KOI" - Campout Recap from Afew-Store on Vimeo.

Afew x Asics Japantag 2014 - Recap from Afew-Store on Vimeo.

Afew x Onitsuka Tiger Japantag 2013 - Recap from Afew-Store on Vimeo.

Afew x Koi Klub Event presented by Onitsuka Tiger – Recap Video from Afew-Store on Vimeo.