Sportswear company ASICS announced today the release of the GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 sneaker, featuring a series of sustainability-focused innovations.
With lifecycle emissions of only 1.95 kg CO2e per pair, compared to an industry average closer to 14kg, the new shoes are lightest CO2 emissions sneaker on the market, according to the company.
The new sneaker was initially unveiled last year by ASICS, and will be available for purchase this week. Key sustainable features for the new sneakers include carbon-negative foam, incorporating a material made from a bio-based polymer derived partially from sugarcane, in the midsole and sockliner, as well as a solution-dyed polyester. The shoe also features a new structure utilizing tape that enables less material usage and reduced waste.
Go Suzuki, Executive Officer, Senior General Manger for ASICS SportStyle said:
“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 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.”