ASICS unveils lightest ever CO2e emissions sneaker

The GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 emitting just 1.95kg per pair is the result of over 10 years of research and development by ASICS

ASICS has launched the new GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 sneaker. Emitting just 1.95kg CO2e across its life cycle, significantly lighter than the lowest CO2e sneakers currently available on the market, it represents a significant leap forward by ASICS in its commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 is the result of over 10 years of research and development by ASICS, beginning when ASICS first partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) back in 2010 to find a better way to accurately measure the CO2e impact across the entire life cycle of a product.

Other key design details in the shoe include the use of recycled and solution dyed polyester in the main upper material and the sockliner mesh, reflecting ASICS’ target of sourcing 100% of its polyester from recycled sources by 2030. The shoe features a new structure utilising tape that enables less material usage, and 100% renewable energy used throughout the manufacturing phase. 

The result of all these innovations and changes coming together is the GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95M. 

The ground-breaking new sneaker is a milestone in ASICS’ long-term ambition of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, helping conserve the ability of future generations to continue experiencing the uplifting power of sport on the mind.

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