Saucony® Launches The All-New XODUS 11

WALTHAM, MA (June 29, 2021) – As trail running continues its growth trajectory, so too is the mileage that trail runners are racking up in the rough stuff. For long-haul runs, off-road adventurers need a shoe that’s built to go the distance. Today, global performance running lifestyle brand Saucony introduces the all-new Xodus 11, challenging runners to “get out and stay out” in the brand’s most plush and protective trail shoe yet. The Xodus 11 was born for long runs on rugged terrain. The aggressive multi-directional lug pattern, underfoot rock shield and PWRTRAC™ rubber ensure great grip and protection, digging into mud and sticking to slippery rocks. PWRRUN+™ cushioning is soft and light underfoot, lending a full-suspension ride over long distances. Topped with an upgraded engineered mesh upper to ensure all-day comfort and protection, this is a shoe that will invite runners of all levels to test their limits. The Xodus 11 is available at saucony.com and select running specialty retailers globally.

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Reebok Debuts Versatile High-Performance Running Shoe: The Floatride Energy 3 Adventure

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Boston, MA – June 24, 2021: Today, Reebok announces the latest iteration of its award-winning Floatride franchise with the release of the Floatride Energy 3 Adventure. Reimagined through the lens of the outdoors, it combines the best-in-class standards of the Floatride Energy 3 model with enhanced, durable features creating a high-performance running shoe perfect for any type of run.

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THE LATEST ADIDAS ADIZERO FOOTWEAR: EVOLVING FAST FOR THE ROAD AND THE TRACK

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Today, we are revealing the latest evolution of adizero footwear built for speed on the road and the track. Led by the next iteration of our record-breaking elite performance shoe, the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2, and the all-new ADIZERO BOSTON 10, ADIZERO PRIME X and AVANTI Track Spike.

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ASICS LAUNCHES THE GEL-KAYANO™ 28, DELIVERING ITS TRADEMARK STABILITY WITH AN EVEN SMOOTHER RIDE

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ASICS is today launching the new GEL-KAYANO™ 28, a shoe boasting the signature GEL-KAYANO™ stability with a softer and smoother ride.

The GEL- KAYANO™ 28 features a newly designed low-profile External Heel Counter and DYNAMIC DUOMAX™ technology which combine to set the runner up for an efficient toe-off, without excessive inward roll of the foot. At the toe-off stage of the stride, FF BLAST™ foam provides lightweight cushioning and a responsive rebound, providing a more dynamic feel.

To improve further on the much-loved formula of the GEL- KAYANO™ 28, ASICS has married the newly infused FF BLAST™ foam material with the full-ground contact and gender-specific 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION™ technology to create an even softer and smoother ride, increasing overall comfort.

This new model offers runners with a dependable choice of shoe in which to take part in ASICS’ mission to move one million minds in 2021. On Global Running Day 2021, ASICS is challenging runners everywhere to get active alongside thousands of other runners around the world by taking part in a World Uplifting Minds Run, available via the Race Roster™ and ASICS Runkeeper™ apps, to see the impact of movement on their mind first-hand with the Mind Uplifter™. To capitalize on the momentum built on Global Running Day, a World Uplifting Minds Run Series will follow, providing opportunities to participate in the sport throughout June.

The GEL-KAYANO™ 28 will be available from June 4, 2021. The shoe will retail for $160.

SaleBestseller No. 1
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 27 Running Shoes, 11, Sheet Rock/Magnetic Blue
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
  • Engineered Mesh Upper - Multi-directional mesh material improves ventilation and stability.
Bestseller No. 2
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 11.5, Piedmont Grey/Pure Silver
  • Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
  • This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support
  • This Trusstic System Technology integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity
  • AHAR Plus Outsole is strategically positioned in critical areas of the outsole, this exceptionally durable compound is 50% more durable than standard ASICS High Abrasion Rubber
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
SaleBestseller No. 3
ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 27 Running Shoes, 8.5, Sheet Rock/Pure Silver
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
  • SPACE TRUSSTIC Technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while providing stability and retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
SaleBestseller No. 4
ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 7.5, Black/White
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • DuoMax Support System - A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport specifically.
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
SaleBestseller No. 5
ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 27 MK Running Shoes, 10, Black/Carrier Grey
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • DuoMax Support System - A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport specifically.
  • SPACE TRUSSTIC Technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while providing stability and retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
SaleBestseller No. 6
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano Lite Running Shoes, 11.5, Piedmont Grey/Sheet Rock
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
  • AGAR Sponge - ASICS high abrasion resistant (AHAR) rubber on the outsole that is softer and lighter to deliver a plush ride, flexibility and overall comfort.
SaleBestseller No. 7
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 27 MK Running Shoes, 10.5, Black/Carrier Grey
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
  • SPACE TRUSSTIC Technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while providing stability and retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
SaleBestseller No. 8
ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano Lite Running Shoes, 11, Piedmont Grey/Sheet Rock
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
  • AGAR Sponge - ASICS high abrasion resistant (AHAR) rubber on the outsole that is softer and lighter to deliver a plush ride, flexibility and overall comfort.
SaleBestseller No. 9
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 25 Running Shoes, 11.5, Glacier Grey/Black
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
  • Guidance Line Midsole Technology - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
  • Guidance Trusstic System Technology - This Trusstic System Technology integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
  • Ortholite X-40 Sockliner - This premium sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)
SaleBestseller No. 10
ASICS Men's Gel-Kahana 8, Carbon/Black, 10 D
  • Rear foot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to instance.
  • SpEVA Midsole: Material Improves bounce-back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown.
  • DuoMax Support System: A dual-density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability.
  • Trusstic System: Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.

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New research reveals running boom during Covid-19 pandemic

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More people have taken up running during the Covid-19 pandemic, and all of those intend to maintain their newfound passion for the sport once the pandemic is over.

The power of running during this time has been revealed on Global Running Day, with new findings from Nielsen – the official research and intelligence supplier to World Athletics – highlighting how runners have increased their participation and the health benefits they gain from it.

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What’s New (and Familiar) About the Air Zoom Pegasus 38

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Proof that all dependable silhouettes are built over time, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 has subtle updates to fit in the midfoot and brings back the forefoot Zoom Air unit from the Peg 37 for the right touch of springiness underfoot. In short: it’s the trusty, reliable stuff you expect from the Pegasus line, with upgrades that help you go farther and train harder than you thought you could.

What’s New

•    The Pegasus 38 is built on a fresh last to provide more room in the toe box; runners might notice it feels similar to models prior to the Pegasus 36.
•    A new individual midfoot webbing system allows every runner to lace up to a personalized fit.
•    Soft and breathable sandwich mesh material provides comfort and performance for all runners, from the most elite to the first-timer.
•    The tongue is a separate piece with additional foam.

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ASICS Launches its latest shoe on the iconic legend series: GEL-CUMULUS™ 23

[2 APRIL 2021 – KOBE, JAPAN] – Today, ASICS unveils the GEL-CUMULUS™ 23 – the latest update in the iconic GEL-CUMULUS™ shoe series.

A go-to shoe among runners for its versatility, comfort and eye-catching design, ASICS has taken GEL-CUMULUS™ to the next level by creating an even smoother and more cushioned ride. This improved comfort allows runners to focus simply on enjoying their run, enabling them to achieve a Sound Mind in a Sound Body at a time when it has never been so important.

ASICS has designed the GEL-CUMULUS™ 23 using GEL™ technology combined with a thicker layer of very light FLYTEFOAM™ midsole that gives cushioning and comfort while keeping the shoe responsive and light in weight. The addition of a seamless mesh upper means the shoe wraps the foot like a second skin, giving an extra layer of comfort for the wearer.

ASICS has also harnessed its 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION technology to improve the shoe, a technology that provides added comfort and support in specific areas underfoot depending on the runner’s gender. This means the GEL-CUMULUS™ 23 is optimized for the running styles of both men and women.

Shuhei Takemura, Manager, Performance Running Development Team, Footwear at ASICS said: “Offering a smooth ride to keep on running for longer. GEL-CUMULUS™ 23 is the latest shoe from that ASICS to help everyone achieve a Sound Mind in a Sound Body through sport. Providing cushioning and comfort while remaining responsive and light in weight, it is the perfect everyday trainer for athletes of all levels to get involved with our 2021 challenge to move your mind at sunrise and experience the uplifting power of sport.”

GEL-CUMULUS™ 23 is available for men and women from ASICS retail, online stores and specialist running outlets from April 2, 2021. Visit the product video: ASICS GEL-CUMULUS 23 and www.ASICS.com for more information.

ASICS is encouraging all runners to move their minds at sunrise in 2021 as part of their mission to enable everyone to achieve a sound mind in a sound body. Experience the unique cushioning and comfort of the new GEL-CUMULUS™ 23 by joining the ASICS Move Your Mind at Sunrise challenge. Then share your sunrise moment. #SoundMindSoundBody

Bestseller No. 1
ASICS Women's Gel-Cumulus 20 Running Shoes, 9, Azure/Blue Print
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • Ortholite Sockliner -
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • Reflectivity - Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
SaleBestseller No. 2
ASICS Women's Gel-Cumulus 22 Running Shoes, 8, Smoke Blue/White
  • 3D Print Upper - Increases forefoot support and comfort
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
  • Guidance Line Midsole Technology - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
SaleBestseller No. 3
ASICS Men's Gel-Cumulus 21 Running Shoes, 11.5, Metropolis/White
  • DuraSponge Outsole - A blown AHAR rubber compound for enhanced cushioning and durability in the forefoot.
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • Ortholite Sockliner - Moisture management (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC).
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
SaleBestseller No. 4
ASICS Men's Gel-Cumulus 22 Running Shoes, 9, Graphite Grey/Lime Zest
  • 3D Print Upper - Increases forefoot support and comfort
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
SaleBestseller No. 5
ASICS Women's Gel-Cumulus 21 G-TX Running Shoes, 10, MAKO Blue/Midnight
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • EVA Sockliner - Removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance.
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
Bestseller No. 6
ASICS Men's Gel-Cumulus 20 Running Shoes, 9.5, Glacier Grey/Black
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • Reflectivity - Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.
  • Ortholite Sockliner - Moisture management (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC).
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
SaleBestseller No. 7
ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 90 Running Shoes, 7.5, Chili Flake/DEEP Mars
  • OrthoLite Impressions sockliner provides responsive cushioning for comfort
  • Seamless Construction reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
Bestseller No. 8
ASICS Men's Gel-Cumulus 18 Running Shoe, Green Gecko/Silver/Safety Yellow, 14 M US
  • Impact Guidance System (I.G.S) (Running) : ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • FluidRide: FluidRide  provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • Guidance Trusstic: This Trusstic System:  integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
  • Seamless Construction
Bestseller No. 9
ASICS Men's Gel-Cumulus 19 Running Shoe, Grey/Black/Directoire Blue, 10 Medium US
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology: ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • FluidRide Midsole: FluidRide provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems: Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • Guidance Trusstic System Technology: This Trusstic System integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
  • Guidance Line Midsole Technology: Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
SaleBestseller No. 10
ASICS Women's Gel-Cumulus 21 Running Shoes, 7, Electric Blue/White
  • ASICS High Abrasion Rubber is placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Midsole Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle

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ASICS Takes Human-Centric Design To Next Level At 2021 Innovation Summit – Launching Two New Shoes, Optimised For The Most Popular Running Styles

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ASICS is today announcing not one but two high-performance running shoes that take the power of human-centric design to the next level.

In an industry first, METASPEED™ Sky and METASPEED™ Edge have each been scientifically designed with a distinct type of running style in mind. The new racing shoes help elite athletes to reach the top of their game, because they don’t have to adjust their running style to fit the shoe anymore; instead, ASICS is giving them high-performance shoes that support their running style.

The shoes were unveiled at ASICS’ Innovation Summit 2021 – the brand’s annual showcase of the very pinnacle of new performance sportswear. This year ASICS hosted its first ever, fully personalized experience, taking guests on an interactive virtual reality journey through the past, present and future of the ASICS story and its longstanding commitment to human-centric design. The experience culminated in the grand reveal of its ground-breaking METASPEED™ innovation – the latest era-defining moment in this journey.

METASPEED: Taking human-centric design to the next level

METASPEED™ Sky and METASPEED™ Edge see ASICS set the standard for human-centric design in 2021.

The unique design story behind the two new shoes centers on a crucial insight by scientists at the ASICS Institute of Sport Science (ISS). They recognized that the type of shoes powering the world’s fastest were only favoring one type of runner – STRIDE runners – those with a long-loping gait with large periods spent airborne who increase their speed by extending their stride length.

ASICS research however showed that these shoes do not fully support elite athletes who prefer the second major running style – CADENCE, which features smaller steps made while hovering over the ground with minimal up and down motion. Crucially, these runners increase their speed by both extending their stride length and increasing the number of steps they take per minute.

The sports scientists at the ISS were able to measure that athletes perform better when running in shoes that are optimized for their running style. Addressing the challenge, ASICS has created the METASPEED™ Sky for STRIDE runners and METASPEED™ Edge for those with a CADENCE style – both specially optimized and proven to improve runner performance for each of the two major running styles [1] .

The launch of METASPEED™ Sky and METASPEED™ Edge means that runners will no longer having to adjust their running style to suit the shoe they’re wearing. With initial tests from ASICS already showing the METASPEED™ innovation could help reduce the number of steps for a runner to finish a marathon by over 1.2% [2] , it will give all elite runners the opportunity to reach peak performance.

Kenichi Harano, Executive Officer and Senior General Manager at the ASICS Institute of Sport Sciencesaid: “The METASPEED™ journey began with the simple insight that athletes run faster in shoes are that specially tailored for them. From here – we got to work. Following a lengthy, meticulous research and development process, METASPEED™ Sky and METASPEED™ Edge were born. Optimized for the two most prevalent running styles in elite runners, they are both at the very pinnacle of running innovation. Our initial tests are already showing them to have an impact on the times of the elite runners’ we’ve been working with. That’s why we’re so excited to be unveiling them to the world today.”

Innovation Summit: YOUR LAB, your way

The shoes were announced at ASICS’ first ever fully personalized Innovation Summit. The experience centers on the creation virtual reality world, where every aspect – from the breeze in the trees, to the waves in the water – respond directly to the user’s biodata for a completely tailored experience.

In addition to a LAUNCH area where guests are able to get up close and personal with METASPEED™ and the story behind its creation, other key elements of the experience include:

  1. BRAND LEGACY AREA – A virtual walkthrough that exhibits the defining milestones of ASICS’ commitment to personalized products and innovation throughout history. It begins with the unique design story behind the brand’s first ever basketball shoe, created in 1951 using suction cups, and goes right through to the modern day, showcasing how ASICS’ continued focus on human-centric design helped Sara Hall to her incredible second-place finish at the 2020 London Marathon.
  2. TODAY AND TOMORROW – An opportunity for guests to get hands-on with the latest AI tech that is revolutionizing the present and shaping the future of sports performance. This includes:

· Scutoid Stress Test area – Educating guests on how ASICS is looking to utilize the revolutionary structure and flexible combinations of scutoid technology to provide unparalleled personalised cushioning systems based on individual needs in its future products.

· AI Running Coach – A behind-the-scenes look at how ASICS is working in collaboration with CASIO to develop innovative new smart devices that employ AI as a way of enabling great individualized coaching, giving real-time tips and feedback, personalised to a runner’s own goals.

· Own Last – A VR trial of a ground-breaking new ASICS innovation that will enable runners to scan their feet using a smartphone to create custom-made running shoes, 3D printed to their exact measurements, opening up a whole new world of human-centric design in the future.

President & Chief Operating Officer of ASICS, Yasuhito Hirota said: “At ASICS we are driven by our founding principle: we want to help everyone achieve a sound mind in a sound body through sport. At the heart of this philosophy is an unwavering belief in the power of human-centric design to create products that deliver the perfect balance of peak performance and protection for every kind of athlete. With the pandemic placing huge restrictions on competitive sport across the globe, this longstanding obsession of ours has become supercharged for 2021. This year’s Innovation Summit and launch of METASPEED™ stands as a symbol of our continued commitment to help elite athletes achieve their potential, while cementing ASICS’ status as a pioneer of innovation in the running sector.”

The METASPEED™ Sky will be available globally via the ASICS website and selected specialty retail stores from March 31, 2021. The METASPEED™ Edge will be available from June 4, 2021.

ASICS is also inviting people around the world to experience the new shoes up close and personal like never before – in a virtual innovation lab, complete with a diagnostic tool to understand the type of runner they are.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTS

METASPEED™ Sky

The METASPEED™ Sky racing shoe is designed to help runners go faster by extending their stride length considerably. Stride-type runners take a longer stride once they start increasing their speed. Thanks to an energetic midsole foam and a propulsive carbon plate, runners wearing these shoes will be able to conserve more energy while maintaining their pace at the later stages of the race.

METASPEED™ Edge

The METASPEED™ Edge racing shoe is designed to help cadence-type runners go faster by extending their stride length while allowing them to control cadence more easily. Cadence-type runners increase both cadence and stride as they run faster. Runners wearing these shoes will experience a fast underfoot feel, thanks to the energetic midsole foam and a propulsive carbon plate. These components allow them to elongate their stride and conserve more energy while controlling their pace.

SaleBestseller No. 1
ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 11, Electric Blue/Sheet Rock
  • Ortholite X-40 Sockliner - This premium sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)
Bestseller No. 2
ASICS Women's Noosa Tri 13 Running Shoes, 9.5, HOT Pink/Sour Yuzu
  • FLYTEFOAM cushioning -
  • GUIDESOLE Technology - The curved sole design and stiff forefoot of our GUIDESOLE technology reduce ankle flexion and provide a shock-absorbent landing zone to lessen fatigue of other leg muscles and increase runner efficiency.
  • Engineered mesh upper improves breathability -
  • AHAR Plus Outsole - Strategically positioned in critical areas of the outsole, this exceptionally durable compound is 50% more durable than standard ASICS High Abrasion Rubber.
  • Sustainable sockliner dye -
SaleBestseller No. 3
ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 7.5, Black/Silver
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
Bestseller No. 4
ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 5-M, Silver/Light Grey/Royal, 11 M US
  • Outdoor-ready runner with mesh and brushstroke-patterned underlays
  • Rearfoot GEL cushioning
  • Removable sockliner accommodates medical orthotics
  • Trail-specific outsole with reversed traction lugs
  • AHAR outsole rubber in critical high-wear areas
Bestseller No. 5
ASICS Men's GT-2000 9 Running Shoes, 10, Carrier Grey/Black
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
  • DuoMax Support System - A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport specifically.
  • Guidance Line Midsole Technology - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
  • Guidance Trusstic System Technology - This Trusstic System Technology integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
SaleBestseller No. 6
ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 22 Shoes, 11, White/Black
  • Heel Clutching System Technology provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance
  • FluidFit Upper combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete's foot
  • FluidRide Midsole provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • Rearfoot and forefoot GEL technology attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
SaleBestseller No. 7
ASICS Men's Gel-Contend 6 Running Shoes, 11, Black/Carrier Grey
  • AmpliFoam Midsole - Engineered to maintain durability at softer densities, providing better flexibility, comfort, and platform adaptability ideal for natural running.
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Ortholite Sockliner - Moisture management (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC).
SaleBestseller No. 8
ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 7 Running Shoes, 8, Sheet Rock/Pink Salt
  • GEL Technology - Cushioning provides excellent shock absorption
  • Engineered mesh upper improves airflow -
  • Ortholite Sockliner - Moisture management (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC).
  • Flex grooves in the outsole improve flexibility -
  • Synthetic stitching on the overlays improves support -
SaleBestseller No. 9
ASICS Men's GT-2000 8 Running Shoes, 11, Grand Shark/Black
  • REARFOOT AND FOREFOOT GEL TECHNOLOGY CUSHIONING SYSTEM - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • FLYTEFOAM MIDSOLE TECHNOLOGY -Our Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
  • ENGINEERED MESH UPPER -Multi-directional mesh material improves ventilation and stability.
  • DYNAMIC DUOMAX SUPPORT SYSTEM -This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
  • TRUSSTIC SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY -Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
SaleBestseller No. 10
ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Black/Black, 10.5 D(M) US
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

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What’s New (and Familiar) About the Nike Vaporfly NEXT% 2

Press Release:

February 28, 2021 – The ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% brought the latest in ZoomX cushioning technology to both elite and recreational runners, incorporating a full-length carbon plate for outstanding energy return. The shoe’s second version releases first in a minimalist colorway for Nike members that taps into the workshop lore of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, followed by a wider release of the above Aqua colorway. It adds features through the upper to make the shoe more comfortable and durable, while still keeping the underfoot details that cement its trusted, near-magical reputation among runners who are breaking their own barriers on race day

Here’s what’s new (and familiar) about the ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2:

What’s New

  • Engineered mesh material in the upper is softer and more breathable than Vaporweave. The mesh better conforms to the foot and helps keep feet cool throughout a race.
  • Pockets of padding at the top of the tongue help provide a more comfortable fit and reduce lace pressure.
  • Forefoot reinforcement was added for improved containment and durability in high-wear striking areas.

What’s Familiar

  • A full-length, articulated carbon plate delivers a propulsive feel and helps promote a smooth transition from stride to stride.
  • A wide forefoot midsole helps maximize propulsive feel and ZoomX responsiveness through a stable platform.
  • The full-length ZoomX foam provides a lightweight and responsive ride.
  • Deep, longitudinal grooves in the rubber outsole help improve traction on different surfaces and in varying racing conditions.
  • The 8mm offset helps with stability and energy return

The white colorway of the ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2 releases in limited quantities for Nike members beginning February 28. The Aqua colorway releases on nike.com beginning March 25 in select markets.

Bestseller No. 1
Nike Men's Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Running Shoes (Black/White-Thunder Grey, 10)
  • Perforations on upper enhance breathability in forefoot and arch.
  • Full-length Zoom Air unit provides a smooth, responsive ride.
  • Slimmer design reduces bulk for a comfortable, conforming fit.
  • Exposed Flywire cables in the midfoot promote a snug fit at higher speeds.
  • Cushlon ST foam provides firm yet responsive cushioning.
Bestseller No. 2
Nike Free RN Flyknit 2018 942838 400 College Navy/White Men's Running Shoes (9.5)
  • Flyknit constructed upper delivers zoned stretch and support.
  • Dual-density midsole and tri-star outsole provide flexible cushioning.
  • Dynamic heel is stretchy for a snug, adaptive fit.
  • Minimal, molded sockliner mimics the curvature of the foot to add support.
  • Texture has been added under the toe and heel to enhance traction in these high-abrasion zones.
Bestseller No. 3
Nike Mens Free RN 2018 942836 100 - Size 11.5 White/Black
  • The Nike Free RN 2018 is a running shoe that's packed with the very best in footwear technology
  • Created with a classic white and black color scheme, the performance shoe is refurbished with improved running technology that combines energy return with stability
  • The one-piece, circular-knit upper has been updated with spandex throughout for more natural movement
  • And finally, the shoe includes Flywire cables that wrap the midfoot and a Dynamic Heel Fit, which uses a wide, stretchy strap to hug the ankle and heel
Bestseller No. 5
Nike Men's Downshifter 9 Running Shoe, Black/White-Anthracite-Cool Grey, 10.5 Regular US
  • RUNNING SHOES FOR MEN: The Nike Downshifter 9 running shoe lets you take your sprints and runs to new levels.
  • COMFORTABLE FIT: Men's Nike shoes feature open mesh at the forefoot that is lightweight and breathable, keeping you comfortable throughout your run.
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Closed mesh through the midfoot and heel provides structured support to our men's sneakers while the textured outsole provides additional traction and durability.
  • RESILIENT RIDE: Men's shoes with an articulated, full-length midsole that provides resilient and flexible cushioning, while the no-sew midfoot saddle delivers support.
  • RUN FREELY: Flex grooves provide traction and let your feet move naturally in your Nike running shoes and the soft, smooth midsole cushions your stride.
Bestseller No. 7
Nike Men's Downshifter 10 Running Shoe, Black White Anthracite, 9.5
  • The padding on the heel adapts to the foot and offers soft comfort; The rubber sole offers robust traction
  • The mesh inserts in the forefoot area allow slight perspiration; The foam midsole
  • The lacing wraps the foot for a secure grip with every step; Cage for the central part of the foot
SaleBestseller No. 8
Nike Women's Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Running Shoe Hyper Pink/Half Blue/Black 9 M US
  • Weight: approx. 8.8 oz.
  • Upper: Single layer engineered mesh with internal, seamless notched inner sleeve for maximum comfort coupled with Dynamic Flywire technology for maximum lockdown. Bottom eyelet has been moved up to open up the forefoot flex zone and provide an optimal fit.
  • Midsole: Full-length Cushlon ST foam works with a Nike Zoom unit in the heel for soft, responsive cushioning and great forefoot flexibility. Beveled heel.
  • Outsole: Environmentally preferred solid rubber with classic Waffle outsole for durable traction. Lateral rubber blades for added sensory feedback and cushioning.
SaleBestseller No. 10
Nike Men's React Infinity Run FK Running Shoe Black/White/Dark Grey 10.5
  • A LIGHTWEIGHT FIT An all-new version of Flyknit technology is stronger and more durable than previous iterations. It features 3 distinct layers to help keep your foot secure, while providing a lightweight and flexible feel when you move.
  • A STABLE FEEL Higher foam stack heights provide a softer feel. A wider shape provides a more stable ride, helping release energy with every step.
  • A SMOOTH RIDE The shape of the Nike React foam midsole is all about zonal performance, providing support for the 3 phases of a runner's stride—flexibility at toe-off, a smooth ride at mid-stance and cushioning at contact

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Saucony® Peregrine 11 ST Named Editor’s Choice by Runner’s World in Spring 2021 Shoe Guide

Press Release:

Global performance running lifestyle brand Saucony is excited to announce that the Peregrine 11 ST has been named Editor’s Choice in the Runner’s World Spring 2021 Shoe Guide. The Peregrine 11 ST is the mud-shedding, muck-loving model of the Peregrine11Collection, a triad of grippy, protective trail shoes that deliver both an aggressive and responsive ride. Named for the fastest bird on Earth, the Peregrine Collection includes the always capable Peregrine11 with grippy versatility to handle nearly every trail; the Peregrine11 ST for muddy, sloppy conditions; and the Peregrine11 GTX® with waterproof protection. The Peregrine11 Collection is available at saucony.com and select running specialty retailers globally.

In his review of the Peregrine 11 ST, Runner’s World test editor Jeff Dengate said, “What sets the ST apart is its muck-loving outsole and upper, which are built for a full send along swampy single track. The toothy lugs are 1.5mm longer, with more spacing between each to shed mud quickly, and the upper is switched to an abrasion-resistant mesh outfitted with quick lacing. To secure the shoe, just cinch the skinny bungee cords and stow them inside the tongue—there’s no fiddling with wet bunny ears. Plus, the entire shoe is cloaked in its own mud guard; if that’s not enough splatter protection, you’ll find additional loops to add your own gaiters.”

“The Peregrine was exceptional across the board,” said one Runner’s World tester, “wonderfully responsive and capable across deep mud and loose gravel to snow, with an amazing fit that needed none of my usual lacing tricks.”

“Slush, mud, snow, or muck: there are no limitations to the Peregrine 11 ST,” said Katie Pyle, product line manager for Saucony Trail. “Winning this award from Runner’s World speaks to the powerful momentum we continue to build in our trail category, creating a game-changing running experience for off-road runners everywhere. The Peregrine 11 ST is a clear result of the innovative and dirt-power spirit of the whole Saucony team and we are extremely proud of this prestigious recognition.”

About the Peregrine11 ST:Go off trail. Not off speed.

When the ground gets soft, the Peregrine 11 ST shines. Taking the responsive feel of the Peregrine 11, the ST (soft terrain) version is modified to excel in sloppy, muddy conditions. It’s equipped with deeper lugs, spaced out to dig in and shed mud fast. The rock plate on the Peregrine11 ST is enclosed for underfoot protection and to safeguard from mud. Up top, a debris-resistant mesh upper with 3D-printed overlays protects against trail hazards and is finished with a tight mesh shield over the tongue for a final measure of defense.

Multi-Award-Winning Heritage

Since the Peregrine’s original debut in Spring 2011, the franchise has now been named by Runner’s World as “Editor’s Choice” five times.

Bestseller No. 1
Saucony Men's Peregrine 11 Trail Running Shoe, Gravel/Black, 10
  • Aggressive lugs made of PWRTRAC tacky rubber conform to dig in and confidently grip a wide variety of terrains.
  • PWRRUN cushioning supplies a responsive feel while a rock plate ensures additional protection for pushing uphill and driving downhill with confidence.
  • The new ultralight, durable top layer adds durability to the comfortable air mesh bootie so nothing snags your speed.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Saucony Men's Peregrine 10 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Red, 9 M US
  • Aggressive lugs made of PWRTRAC tacky rubber conform to dig in and confidently grip a wide variety of terrains
  • New PWRRUN cushioning ensures a responsive yet protective feel to push uphill and bomb downhill with confidence
  • Rock plate that provides additional protection
  • Reinforced to protect feet from trail debris, the trail-specific FORMFIT design gives the perfect lock-down fit over uneven terrain
  • Category: Neutral
SaleBestseller No. 3
Saucony Women's Peregrine 8 Running Shoe, Wine/Beach, 8.5 Medium US
  • EVERUN topsole
  • ISOFIT dynamic upper
  • PWRTRAC outsole
Bestseller No. 4
Saucony Women's Peregrine 11 Trail Running Shoe, Zinc/Sky/Loom, 7.5
  • Aggressive lugs made of PWRTRAC tacky rubber conform to dig in and confidently grip a wide variety of terrains.
  • PWRRUN cushioning supplies a responsive feel while a rock plate ensures additional protection for pushing uphill and driving downhill with confidence.
  • The new ultralight, durable top layer adds durability to the comfortable air mesh bootie so nothing snags your speed.
Bestseller No. 5
Saucony Women's Peregrine 10 Trail Running Shoe, 8.5 Wide
  • Aggressive lugs made of PWRTRAC tacky rubber conform to dig in and confidently grip a wide variety of terrains
  • New PWRRUN cushioning ensures a responsive yet protective feel to push uphill and bomb downhill with confidence
  • Rock plate that provides additional protection
  • Reinforced to protect feet from trail debris the trail-specific FORMFIT design gives the perfect lock-down fit over uneven terrain
SaleBestseller No. 6
Saucony Men's Peregrine 11 St Trail Running Shoe, Tide/Black
  • Deeper multi-directional PWRTRAC lugs give the ultimate grip, specifically made to handle wet, muddy terrain.
  • PWRRUN cushioning provides a responsive feel while a rock plate ensures additional protection for pushing uphill and driving downhill with confidence.
  • The debris-resistant upper is reinforced with 3D-printed overlays and a mesh shield over the tongue for ample protection.
Bestseller No. 7
Saucony mens Peregrine 10 St Trail Running Shoe, Orange/Blue, 9.5 US
  • Deeper directional PWRTRAC lugs gives the ultimate grip, specifically made to handle the muddy, wet terrain
  • New PWRRUN cushioning ensures a responsive yet protective feel to push uphill and bomb downhill with confidence
  • Enhanced water-resistance helps shed mud and the trail-specific FORMFIT design gives the perfect lock-down fit over uneven terrain
  • Category: Neutral
  • Offset: 4mm (28.5/24.5)
Bestseller No. 8
Saucony Women's Peregrine 11 Jackalope Trail Running Shoe, 8.5
  • Grip that won’t slip
  • Feels rock steady
  • Durable speed
Bestseller No. 9
Saucony Men's PEREGRINE 11 Trail Running Shoe, GRAVEL/BLACK, 11 Wide
  • Aggressive lugs made of PWRTRAC tacky rubber conform to dig in and confidently grip a wide variety of terrains
  • PWRRUN cushioning supplies a responsive feel while a rock plate ensures additional protection for pushing uphill and driving downhill with confidence
  • The new ultralight, durable top layer adds durability to the comfortable air mesh bootie so nothing snags your speed
Bestseller No. 10
Saucony Men's Peregrine 11 GTX Trail Running Shoe, Black/Gravel, 12
  • GORE-TEX Invisible Fit technology provides best-in-class waterproof protection without making the shoe feel stiff or bulky.
  • Aggressive lugs made of PWRTRAC tacky rubber conform to dig in and confidently grip a wide variety of terrain.
  • PWRRUN cushioning provides a responsive feel while a rock plate ensures additional protection for pushing uphill and driving downhill with confidence.

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