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Run, jump and pound the pavements with your feet cushioned and protected in a shoe designed to help you run on and on (and on).
GEL in the heel provides a springy platform to land on every time so there's never any shock.
- Get them on and off in an instant with Velcro straps
- Stand out in low light with 3M reflective details
- Add your own medical orthotic by removing the sockliner
- Trusstic System
Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoes.
- California Slip Lasting
For stability and comfort. Upper is stitched around a canvas or EVA board and directly attached to the midsole.
- 3M Reflective
Reflective material produced by 3M company, for night safety.
- Rearfoot GEL Cushioning Syste
Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
- Removable Sockliner
EVA sockliner moulded to the shape of the foot, which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
ASICS RUNNING SHOES - WHICH SHOES ARE RIGHT FOR YOU?
Once you know which running style you are then the only decision left to make is which ASICS running shoe is best for you. The most important thing is choosing from the correct category depending on your running style.
Find out about your running style
In the core range there are 3 categories of ASICS running shoe:
- Cushioning offers very little support
- Structured Cushioning offers an amount of support in between Cushioning and Maximum Support
- Maximum Support offers the most support
The main difference between the 3 categories is the amount of support the shoes will offer your foot.
If you are an underpronator or neutral runner with good natural support then you will need a shoe from the ASICS Cushioning range.
If you are a severe overpronator with very poor natural support then you will need a shoe from our Maximum Support range.
If you are a mild/moderate overpronator with poor natural support then you will need a shoe from the ASICS Structured Cushioning range.
Within the 3 categories of ASICS running shoes there is a further choice to be made. There are a number of shoes within each category and they differ in terms of the amount of ASICS technologies in them.
All of these added features will benefit your running by making it more comfortable and improving the efficiency but your decision made be made on personal factors such as price and design.
Foot pronation is an important factor in choosing the right shoe. Having the right equipment will help you run longer, faster and most importantly, more safely.
What is pronation? Pronation is the way the foot rolls inward when you walk and run. It is part of the natural movement that helps the lower leg deal with shock. Pronation occurs at the joint below the ankle, the subtalar joint, just after the foot lands on the ground. Some people pronate more (overpronation) or less (underpronation) than others. Running shoes are designed today specifically for different pronation patterns. When you pick your next pair of running shoes, your pronation type is a very important factor in your choice. Neutral pronation
You are likely to be a neutral pronator if the soles of your shoes show wear in an S-shaped pattern, from the outer (lateral) heel to the big toe. When you have a normal pronation pattern you can run in a wide variety of shoes, but specialised neutral running shoes offering cushioning and support are most suitable. The GEL-NIMBUS is the leading cushioning model for neutral runners.
Underpronation, also known as supination, is when the foot doesn't pronate much. The outer or lateral side of the heel hits the ground at an increased angle, and little or no normal pronation occurs, resulting in a large transmission of shock through the lower leg. This lateral loading of the foot continues for the entire stance phase of gait, further affecting running efficiency.
Overpronation is when the foot rolls in excessively, or at a time when it should not, for instance late in the stance phase of gait. In this case much weight is transferred to the inner or medial side of the foot, and as the runner moves forward the load is borne by the inner edge rather than the ball of the foot. This destabilises the foot, which will attempt to regain stability by compensating for the inward movement. In a kind of chain reaction, this in turn affects the biomechanical efficiency of the leg, especially the knee and hip.
If you're running outside, your shoes come across everything from mud and puddles to leaves and grit. All of this dirt can make your shoes look worn out before they really are. So once in a while your shoes just need a makeover. 1. Wash the sockliner or insole separately if you're able to remove them. This will help make the inside of your shoe fresher. Laces can be washed or just replaced. 2. Remove surface dirt such as mud and grit. Use an old toothbrush or nail brush, a little warm water and a gentle, anti-grease soap. This should take care of the dirt, and is fine to do once in a while. 3. Dry your shoes naturally and don't place them near a radiator. Direct heat will alter the shape of the shoe. Open out the shoe and then stuff the inside with kitchen paper or newspaper. The paper will absorb the dampness inside the shoe. A shoe takes about twelve hours to dry out. If you're a frequent runner, you may want to use two pairs of shoes for winter running, so you can alternate between them as each pair dries out.