Asics has had many collaborations with their Gel Lyte III model in the streetwear world but in a surprising twist, Asics has teamed up with Sanrio’s global icon, Hello Kitty. The collaboration has resulted in two different Hello Kitty-inspired Gel Lyte III models to be released later this fall in women’s sizes. One version uses a red upper with a white toe box and mid panel that feature an all-over Hello Kitty print. The shoe also sports a red and white midsole with an additional Hello Kitty pattern on the red heel panel. The other colorway is black and gold with a special “bling” Hello Kitty pattern gracing the toe box and heel section. This version which will only be available at Sanrio Luxe, NYC also sports a solid black midsole and a red lining. Both will come with a special collector’s shoe bag and with the red/white colorway available this September at the Sanrio online shop, as well as at their flagship stores in New York, San Francisco and Hawaii. As if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, there will also be a second installment of the collaboration coming later in the year so stay tuned for more info.