ASICS, a brand renowned for its innovative sneaker designs, has taken a fresh approach with its latest GEL-LYTE III silhouette. While the brand has occasionally dabbled in anime-inspired designs, such as its brief collaboration with Naruto Shippuden, this new release draws inspiration from the popular anime series Demon Slayer.

The GEL-LYTE III “Butterflies” design, though not an official collaboration with Demon Slayer, showcases a butterfly-inspired print throughout its upper. This design closely mirrors the haori worn by Shinobu Kocho, a character from the series known as the Insect Hashira. The sneaker’s pink and purple accents further enhance this connection, echoing the signature color palette associated with Shinobu Kocho and her unique Insect Breathing technique.

This ASICS release is a testament to the brand’s ability to merge popular culture with footwear design, creating a sneaker that resonates with anime enthusiasts and sneakerheads.


The ASICS GEL-LYTE III “Butterflies” is set to be available soon through and select retailers. While the exact release date and price are yet to be confirmed, fans of the brand and the anime series should keep an eye out for this unique offering. Stay updated with JustFreshKicks for the latest sneaker news, release dates, and restock alerts.

ASICS GEL-LYTE III “Butterflies”
Release Date: 2023