The shoe you have to lift to believe. Thanks to the Asics FlyteFoam midsole, this trail running shoe is impressively lightweight. Every time you lift your foot, organic "super fibres" bounce back into place, so every step feels as springy as the first one. A rock plate in the forefoot adds an extra layer of protection for pounding down technical descents.
- Seamless upper reduces hot spots and rubbing.
- Integrated lace garage stows your laces out of the way while on the move.
- Anti-gravel tongue keeps grit out.
- FlyteFoam midsole offers light and durable cushioning.
- Rock plate adds a layer of protection on rugged trails.
- GeckoTrac outsole provides durable and effective grip on a wide range of surfaces.
|Ideal for||Trail running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Light and responsive|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
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.
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.