ASICS has officially launched the GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 sneaker, which has a carbon footprint of only 1.95kg over the entire product life cycle, making it the lowest CO2 emitting shoe ever recorded by ASICS. The sneaker’s development began in 2010 with the first collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and in the process of continuously refining the research and re-applying the findings, ASICS has developed a Significant gains have been made in transportation, product use, and disposal stages), and thanks to years of research, new shoes have reached a new level of sustainability without compromising quality.
The midsole and insole of the GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 sneakers use a new negative carbon foam made from a bio-based polymer material derived from sugar cane, the first time this material has been used in ASICS In the midsole of the shoe, it provides high-quality wearing comfort in a sustainable way. Recyclable, spun-dyed polyester is used for the main upper and inner mesh of the shoe, a material choice that will also help ASICS achieve its future goal of obtaining polyester from renewable sources entirely by 2030 . In addition, the shoe adopts a new type of shoe structure, by reducing the number of parts and using small size parts to achieve the purpose of reducing the amount of raw materials. It is reported that ASICS GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 sneakers will be officially sold in the autumn and winter of 2023, which will help users to open a new low-carbon lifestyle.