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Source: GEL-LYTE KOMACHI | ASICS Tiger United States

I saw this just now and the release came out of nowhere. The word translates to train, or train service. It is also the ring name of wrestlers. I would have to guess that the name here is referring to training and fitness.

The Komachi from Asics is only made for women and at 80 dollars it’s a price point that is a winner all the way around. The shoe is making its debut in the Spring ’17 lineup, the GEL-LYTE® KOMACHI model delivers a vintage runner feel in a fashion-forward package. Its lace mesh and synthetic leather upper offer up a sporty, monochromatic look that’s offset by a clean white midsole.

Why this is only a women’s release, I don’t know. I think it’s simple and sleek enough for unisex wear. It’s also a great alternative to the Knit Asics at 150.00. The Roshe Run like appearance is evident, but once again at 80 dollars this may be one of the coolest casual trainers being released this year.