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- Make every landing a little softer thanks to the rear and forefoot GEL cushioning
- Let your foot be guided from the moment it touches the ground to the moment it pushes off
- Get the support you need to comfortably take on long distances
- The latest in a long line of shoes that began with the Gel 1002
Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.)
ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natual gait from heel strike to toe-off.
SpEVA 55 Lasting
ASICS midsole material takes on a new role as a lasting technology for enhanced cushioning and comfort.
SpEVA Midsole Material
Improves bounce-back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown.
This Trusstic System integrates Guidance construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
Reflective material produced by 3M company, for night safety.
The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional; stitches and seams.
Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning System
Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
Solid Rubber outsole
Provides enhanced durability and traction.
DuoMax Support System
A dual-density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport-specifically.
New blown AHAR outsole material. Delivers enhanced cushioning, durability and ride to the foot.
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.