For hard-core trail runners or those who just want really light shoes, these are the lightest ones Asics makes. They are designed with a neutral platform that still offers some stability for supinators and light pronators.
- Uppers are lightweight mesh that is breathable and quick-drying.
- Lace pockets prevent fly-aways.
- Insoles are perforated to save weight and dry faster.
- Midsoles are Solyte dual-density polymer for a cushioned and responsive ride.
- Rearfoot GEL cushioning system for shock absorption during heel impact.
- Trusstic shank system provides strength and stability without losing flexibility.
- Outsoles have AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Rubber) in critical areas for greater durability.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
|15 - 7mm|
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.