ASICS LAUNCHES LONG-TERM VISION “VISION2030”

ASICS has launched its new ten-year long-term vision, “VISION2030”. The vision, which extends through 2030, presents long-term targets for ASICS to become the company it aspires to be in the future.

Our society and the environment have been undergoing huge changes at unprecedented speed. Digital technology is now a part of the everyday lives of many people and offers new value and experiences. On the other hand, new social issues related to our health have arisen as we have fewer opportunities to move our bodies as our lifestyles become richer and more convenient. As a result, awareness of health conditions from both mind and body perspective will likely grow even more around the world.

ASICS’ founding philosophy is a sound mind in a sound body, and it represents our wish to enable healthy and fulfilled lives to people. In this changing world, our founding philosophy will be more required from society and people than ever in the future. ASICS will continue to offer products, services, and an environment that contribute to improving health conditions from both mind and body perspective across a wider spectrum while it continues to honor our philosophy as its core.

Over the next 10 years and longer, ASICS plans to expand its business in three domains, Product, Facility and Community, and Analysis and Diagnosis.

The Product domain will create a framework for developing personalized products based on customers’ individual preferences and varied senses of value and delivering them quickly. The Facility and Community domain will offer opportunities to start and continue sports as well as sites for anyone and everyone to enjoy sports at any time and in any place, either in reality or virtually, in order to contribute to the good health of more people. The Analysis and Diagnosis domain will support maintenance and improvement of individuals’ health and performance using analytical diagnostic methods developed based on expertise accumulated over many years and data collected using sensing and other new technologies.

All three business domains will share the three common themes of digital, personal, and sustainable. Using always-evolving digital technology, the business domains will develop and offer personalized products and services with environmentally conscious sustainable methods.

Based on these three themes, ASICS plans to generate synergies by combining the three individual business domains while growing each individual domain and also maximize value. Then, by offering optimal value to each and every customer from various angles, ASICS intends to contribute to enabling healthy and fulfilled lives.

ASICS’ new mid-term management plan will begin in 2021. As the world undergoes rapid changes and moves forward, ASICS will ensure that all employees share its vision for the future through “VISION2030” and focus on business activities with a new perspective in line with the times. Then, based on its core founding philosophy of contributing to the healthful bodies and minds of all people throughout the world, ASICS will strive to be a trusted company that delivers clear value to society for a bright future.

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Study reveals physical demands of two-hour marathon

Some of the elites runners were tested at Exeter Arena

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Elite runners need a specific combination of physiological abilities to have any chance of running a sub-two-hour marathon, new research shows.

The study is based on detailed testing of athletes who took part in Nike’s Breaking2 project – an ambitious bid to break the two-hour barrier.

Professor Andrew Jones, of the University of Exeter, said the findings reveal that elite marathon runners must have a “perfect balance” of VO2 max (rate of oxygen uptake), efficiency of movement and a high “lactate turn point” (above which the body experiences more fatigue).

The VO2 measured among elite runners shows they can take in oxygen twice as fast at marathon pace as a “normal” person of the same age could while sprinting flat-out.

“Some of the results – particularly the VO2 max – were not actually as high as we expected,” Professor Jones said.

“Instead, what we see in the physiology of these runners is a perfect balance of characteristics for marathon performance.

“The requirements of a two-hour marathon have been extensively debated, but the actual physiological demands have never been reported before.”

The runners in the study included Eliud Kipchoge, who took part in Breaking2 – falling just short of the two-hour target – but later achieving the goal in 1:59:40.2 in the Ineos 1:59 challenge.

Based on outdoor running tests on 16 athletes in the selection stage of Breaking2, the study found that a 59kg runner would need to take in about four litres of oxygen per minute (or 67ml per kg of weight per minute) to maintain two-hour marathon pace (21.1 km/h).

“To run for two hours at this speed, athletes must maintain what we call ‘steady-state’ VO2,” Professor Jones said.

“This means they meet their entire energy needs aerobically (from oxygen) – rather than relying on anaerobic respiration, which depletes carbohydrate stores in the muscles and leads to more rapid fatigue.”

In addition to VO2 max, the second key characteristic is running “economy”, meaning the body must use oxygen efficiently – both internally and through an effective running action.

The third trait, lactate turn point, is the percentage of VO2 max a runner can sustain before anaerobic respiration begins.

“If and when this happens, carbohydrates in the muscles are used at a high rate, depleting glycogen stores,” Professor Jones explained.

“At this point – which many marathon runners may know as ‘the wall’ – the body has to switch to burning fat, which is less efficient and ultimately means the runner slows down.

“The runners we studied – 15 of the 16 from East Africa – seem to know intuitively how to run just below their ‘critical speed’, close to the ‘lactate turn point’ but never exceeding it.

“This is especially challenging because – even for elite runners – the turn point drops slightly over the course of a marathon.

“Having said that, we suspect that the very best runners in this group, especially Eliud Kipchoge, show remarkable fatigue resistance.”

The testing, conducted in Exeter and at Nike’s performance centre in Oregon, USA, provided a surprising experience for a group of amateur runners in the UK.

“We tested 11 of the 16 runners at Exeter Arena a few years ago,” Professor Jones said.

“Some local runners were there at the time, and it was a real eye-opener for them when a group of the world’s best athletes turned up.

“The elite runners were great – they even joined in with the local runners and helped to pace their training.”

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MBT Unveils Its Most Ambitious Performance Running Shoe Yet

Press Release:

Powered by MBT’s patented curved-sole technology and a bold aesthetic, the new Huracan 3000 signals a daring new era for brand

Saint Louis, Missouri — Blending their renowned health properties with decidedly modern running-shoe design and materials, global footwear brand MBT – who invented the now-ubiquitous deeply cushioned, rocker-midsole shoes – is thrilled to announce its most daring and advanced performance running shoe to date: the Huracan 3000.

The premium $199 performance running shoe will be available in select specialty retail stores and MBT-owned locations around the world as well as on MBT.com and their Amazon storefront starting in early November.

For those eager to make running easier and more efficient, the Swiss-engineered, high-end neutral trainer fuels uninterrupted movement as the Huracan’s unique rocker sole promotes a gentle rolling motion that spurs a natural, stress-free cadence from impact to toe-off.

“The Huracan’s arrival is the start of a revolution for us at MBT, our first step toward the most cutting-edge and premium lineup of performance running footwear in the marketplace,” says CEO Andy Chaw. “As the pioneers of the rocker bottom, we’re taking our proven curved-sole technology, which we’ve been perfecting since our founding in 1996, and combining that with new technologies and forward-thinking designs that confirm our commitment to being the most innovative, health-focused running brand in the world.”

The Huracan is MBT’s answer to a growing trend in the industry toward energy return and shock dissipation, usually accomplished with a composite plate running through the midsole. But to accomplish similar results, MBT instead designed an entirely new midsole/outsole combination they’re calling MIDS. Together with their Sensor Technology, which provides MBT’s signature ‘walking-on-sand’ feel, MIDS absorbs impact and dissipates shock outward in the heel/midfoot, reducing the amount of vibration the emanates up through the body, reducing stress on the body and encouraging enhanced balance and stability. Then their renowned PIVOT STRIKE rocker completes the process, actively rolling the foot through toe-off with every step. The end result: a cushioned, responsive running experience from impact to toe-off that minimizes fatigue and promotes continuous forward movement.

Other Features:

  • Exo-heel counter cradles the foot for optimum support and security
  • Memory foam liner provides a custom fit for each runner’s heel and Achilles tendon
  • At the forefoot, M-Flex Technology – a durable, yet flexible mesh at the toe box – adapts to a runner’s foot during different stages of a run
  • The Jacquard Mesh upper is both lightweight and breathable with minimal seams
  • High-abrasion outsole offers superior strength and enhanced traction for running on various surfaces or in slick conditions.
  • Cut-outs in the rubber outsole reduce weight and contribute to the smooth ride
  • Unapologetically modern aesthetic blends a premium fit with a stylish, on-trend design
  • Reflective elements integrated into the upper’s webbing, the MBT M-wing logo, and heel counter add subtle flashes of color contrast and ensure safety for nighttime running
  • MSRP: $199 USD
  • Sizes: U.S. Men’s 8-13 in three colors (Lime Green/Blue Indigo; Black/Castlerock; Dusty Blue/Blue Indigo)
  • S. Women’s 6-12 in three colors (Lime Green/Blue Indigo; Black/Castlerock; Dusty Blue/Blue Indigo)

“We’ve worked hard to get inside the minds of runners, to understand what they want and need, and have come to understand that they expect running footwear that not only performs at the highest level, but also looks good,” Chaw says. “That’s what the Huracan provides and it’s symbolic of the boundaries we’re going to push at MBT.

About MBT

Founded in 1996, MBT, which stands for Masai Barefoot Technology, was inspired by Kenya’s Masai tribe, a group that has lived for thousands of years with virtually no joint or back pain. Powered by its pioneering rocker bottom soles, a design many others have attempted to imitate, MBT claims a 24-year track record of helping people stand, walk, run, work, and play more efficiently and effectively.

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  • The stability of the MBT shoe is identical to any high-quality running or walking shoe and the only roll you feel is from your heal to your toes. There is no side to side roll so run or walk with confidence. The Tri-density Midsole features extensive cushioning that allows for a better ride and for added support and strength most models include MBT’s injection molded Heel Counter.
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ULTRABOOST DNA LOOP LAUNCHES TO PUBLIC AS ‘MADE TO BE REMADE’ RUNNING SHOES COME TO CREATORS CLUB WEEK

Media release:

In April 2019, 200 creators around the world were involved in the first closed trial process, taking possession of Gen 1 UltraBOOST DNA LOOP running shoes, wearing and then returning them to be reborn as well as providing valuable feedback on the design and process.

In November 2019 the first Gen 2 UltraBOOST DNA LOOP running shoes were produced and included recycled TPU from the Gen 1 pairs. Again, the 200 creators were asked to put the shoe through its paces to provide feedback that would help get adidas ready to take the revolutionary concept to a wider audience.

Now, for the first time we are enabling more people around the world during Creators Club Week digital festival to get their hands on the revolutionary UltraBOOST DNA LOOP running shoe for the next phase.

1,500 Creators Club Members will be given the shoes for free and become part of a sustainability micro community, co-creating with us in a true open source fashion to further shape and fine tune

the experience. The 21-week program will be driven by the adidas app with the communities actions and feedback helping futureproof the engagement model . By signing up for the raffle they will be making a commitment to return the shoes to be grinded, shredded and turned into something new.

“We don’t think of UltraBOOST DNA LOOP as simply a high-performance running shoe, but as an experience where every owner plays a vital part. To make this a success we need to understand the human element – how people can be encouraged to return the shoes to be recycled – because while we control the creation, we can only influence what happens when the shoes leave us. We can’t get there alone – we’re looking for 1,500 committed individuals to help us change how we create. UltraBOOST DNA LOOP is not just a shoe, it’s a movement and we want our community of creators to help us define a better future where products are ‘Made to be Remade” James Carnes, adidas VP Brand Strategy.

To take part in the next phase, Creators Club members need to prove their sustainability credentials by taking part in a quiz. Everyone who completes the quiz will be entered into a global raffle and randomly selected for the experience. Becoming a Creators Club member is free, just sign up to the adidas App available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

“I’m honored to help introduce the next iteration of the UltraBOOST DNA LOOP concept during Creators Club Week. Through this shoe, adidas is leading an incredibly important conversation around circularity and fabric innovation. We hope this launch inspires creators to join us as we strive to create a more sustainable future together.” Supermodel, philanthropist and adidas partner Karlie Kloss .

Our ‘Made to be Remade’ project is aimed at tackling the problem of plastic waste, using recycled materials and creating “closed loop” or circular manufacturing model s, where raw materials can be repurposed again and again. But not just repurposed into a water bottle or a tote, but into high-performance products.

UltraBOOST DNA LOOP uses this transformative approach to designing performance shoes that are ‘Made to be Remade’ from the outset, by using one material type and no glue. Each component is made from 100% reusable TPU – it’s spun to yarn, knitted, molded and clean-fused to a BOOST midsole.

This means that, once UltraBOOST DNA LOOP come to the end of their first life and are returned to us, they are washed, ground to pellets and melted into material for components for a new pair of shoes, with less waste. Each generation is designed to meet the adidas sports performance standard, without compromise.

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adidas Women's Grand Court, Black/White, 7 M US
  • Tennis-inspired shoes with pillow-soft cushioning for everyday wear
  • Regular fit; Lace closure
  • Synthetic leather upper for durability
  • Cloudfoam sockliner for comfort and lightweight cushioning
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adidas Men's Adilette Shower Slide, Black/White/White, 10
  • Single-bandage synthetic upper for a soft feel
  • EVA outsole for lightweight comfort. Slip-on construction
  • Soft Cloudfoam footbed for quick-dry comfort
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adidas mens Grand Court Sneaker, White/Black/White, 12 US
  • Court-inspired suede shoes with pillow-soft cushioning for casual comfort
  • Regular fit; Lace closure
  • Suede upper for a plush look
  • Cloudfoam sockliner for comfort and lightweight cushioning
  • Rubber outsole for excellent grip
SaleBestseller No. 4
adidas mens Tiro 21 Track Pants Black/White Large
  • Men's tapered track pants for versatile wear
  • Regular tapered fit is not tight and not loose, with a close fit on the legs
  • Moisture-absorbing AEROREADY helps you stay dry
  • Front zip pockets for storage and ankle zips for easy on and off
  • This product is made with Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials
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adidas mens Lite Racer Adapt 3.0 Running Shoe, Black/Grey, 12 US
  • Men's running-inspired slip-on shoes
  • Sock-like fit; Snug, cushioned feel
  • Slip-on construction with laces for easy on and off
  • Mesh upper for breathability
  • Cloudfoam midsole for step-in comfort and superior cushioning
SaleBestseller No. 6
adidas Women's Cloud foam Pure Running Shoe, black/black/white, 7 Medium US
  • Stretchy, mesh running shoes with extra cushioning for all-day comfort
  • Stretchable mesh upper for breathability
  • Combined Cloudfoam midsole and outsole for step-in comfort and superior cushioning
  • Cloudfoam memory sockliner molds to the foot for superior step-in comfort
  • Sock-like construction hugs the foot
Bestseller No. 7
adidas Unisex-Child Adilette Shower Slide, Core Black/White/Core Black, 6
  • Regular fit
  • Slip on construction
  • Single bandage synthetic upper
  • EVA outsole
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adidas Men's Crossknit 3.0 Golf Shoe, Grey Three/Grey Five/core Black, 10.5 M US
  • Lace closure with reflective laces and internal lace loops
  • Lightweight water-repellent heathered textile upper
  • Spikeless Puremotion outsole for enhanced flexibility and grip and durable Adiwear outsole
  • Forefoot polyurethane stability welds with external TPU stability heel counter and Torsion System stability bar
  • Breathable with zoned support
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adidas Women's Cloud foam Pure Running Shoe, white/white/black, 8 Medium US
  • Stretchy, mesh running shoes with extra cushioning for all-day comfort
  • Stretchable mesh upper for breathability
  • Combined Cloudfoam midsole and outsole for step-in comfort and superior cushioning
  • Cloudfoam memory sockliner molds to the foot for superior step-in comfort
  • Sock-like construction hugs the foot
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adidas Originals mens Seeley Running Shoe, Black/White Gum, 9.5 US
  • Lightweight skate shoes with a vulc outsole for extra grip
  • Textile upper for soft comfort
  • Lightly padded for ankle protection
  • Vulcanized rubber outsole for precise board feel

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The Nike Running Cold-Weather Footwear Lineup is Like Your Trustiest Winter Tires

October 12, 2020 – This cold-weather footwear collection from Nike Running highlights two features that are wintertime favorites: a GORE-TEX upper on the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 and redesigned traction patterns in the Shield series, specifically the Nike Pegasus 37 and the Nike React Miler Shield.

Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GORE-TEX
For runs that veer off the beaten path, the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GORE-TEX is designed to help withstand weather conditions as rugged as the terrain. The GORE-TEX invisible fit upper helps protect feet from moisture. Additional traction was added at the heel and toe to steady runners when going up or down hills, joining the outsole’s detailed nubs for a secure, confident ride. Nike React foam helps provide cushioned responsiveness with every step.

Nike Pegasus 37 Shield and Nike React Miler Shield
Two cold-weather Shield silhouettes from Nike Running feature a reimagined outsole pattern inspired by winter car tires.

Designed specifically for wet road surfaces, the traction patterns include micro-siping to better grip the road. The multidirectional shapes help channel water for improved contact with wet pavement. The weatherized shroud upper for both silhouettes helps repel water and keep feet dry. A bonus: the React Miler Shield is customizable on Nike By You. Check out the last two images above.

The Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GORE-TEX, the Nike Pegasus 37 Shield and the Nike React Miler Shield release later in October.

SaleBestseller No. 4
Nike Womens Tempo Running Shorts
  • Nike Women's 3'' Dry Tempo Core Running Shorts
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Nike Womens Tanjun Running Sneaker Wolf Grey/White 8
  • Breathable textile upper for lightweight comfort.
  • Foam midsole/outsole offers lightweight cushioning.
Bestseller No. 7
Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 Men's Running Shoe White/Black-Pure Platinum 10.0
  • Flyknit upper delivers lightweight stretch and support.
  • Nike React technology creates an extremely smooth ride.
  • Molded heel gives a secure, stable feel.
  • Contoured collar sits right below your ankle for a comfortable fit.
  • Outsole pattern has clear rubber on the forefoot and heel for durable traction just where you need it.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Nike Women's Competition Running Shoes, White/Black, 6.5 UK
  • The women's Nike Free RN Flyknit 2018 is one of the premier running shoes from the Swoosh
  • A Flyknit upper provides a lightweight, sock-like fit
  • Reinforced areas are placed at the toe and heel for additional durability
  • A Free Run sole provides additional flexibility. This colorway features a black-and-white upper, a black Swoosh on each side panel, and a neon green insole
  • A white midsole completes the "Oreo" colorway
SaleBestseller No. 10
Under Armour Men's Tech 2.0 Short-Sleeve T-Shirt , Steel Light Heather (036)/Black, Medium
  • UA Tech fabric is quick-drying, ultra-soft & has a more natural feel
  • Material wicks sweat & dries really fast
  • Tall Sizes: All tall sizes are 2"/5 cm longer than regular sizes. Tall sizes are marked with a T behind the size and are only available for select styles
  • Superlative innovation
  • New, streamlined fit & shaped hem

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ASICS ANNOUNCE THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE LEGENDARY GEL-KAYANO™ COLLECTION – THE GEL-KAYANO™ LITE SHOE

[Oct. 2, 2020 – KOBE, JAPAN] – Today, ASICS are proud to announce the launch of the GEL-KAYANO™ Lite shoe. It offers long-distance runners a shoe designed for stability and performance, making it easier to go further, perform better and reduce load on the foot, while reducing weight so they can keep on experiencing the benefits of movement.

ASICS is continuing to listen to runners needs during this unprecedented time. We’re on a mission to make it easy for everyone to experience the mental and physical benefits of movement. With the GEL-KAYANO™ Lite, ASICS brings the lightest ever shoe in GEL-KAYANO™ series, making it the recommended choice for long distance runners. This latest innovation as ASICS also embodies a more eco-friendly design, featuring an engineered mesh upper that was formed with recycled materials.

The new GEL-KAYANO™ Lite delivers comfort, stability and protection, while reducing weight. ASICS are constantly improving and enhancing the GEL-KAYANO™ series, the new Lite editions in the legendary line will offer additional products within the KAYANO™ family, to ensure every runner’s needs are continuing to be met. The new GEL-KAYANO™ Lite shoe features a sustainable midsole compound that provides excellent bounce and responsiveness keeping runners agile over longer distances. The new shoe uses fewer componentry and resources to produce the design making it almost 30 grams lighter in weight [1] .

What’s more, the GEL-KAYANO™ Lite is designed to provide maximum comfort and protection. The 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTIONTM improves stability while maintaining cushioning, and the flared midsole shape helps support runners whose feet roll inward excessively (overpronate) for a more efficient ride. Additionally, the wider base nets in the shoe’s heel and forefoot provide more surface area to create a stable landing and toe-off.

Keishi Kitamoto – designer of the GEL-KAYANO™ LITE says: “Light was the keyword that we used for design inspiration. In this shoe we wanted to adapt the original GEL-KAYANO™ model with a more simplified and sustainable approach. In the GEL-KAYANO™ LITE shoe, I focused on the idea of one unified system and minimal materials to provide stability and protection while reducing the weight of the shoe”.

Despite the ongoing pandemic restrictions, ASICS research shows that globally 7 in 10 (68% globally; 54% in UK) people are more driven than ever to return to their physical peak [2] . The ASICS World Ekiden 2020 comes in direct response to the ever-changing needs of runners and sports fans, bringing together runners of every level to run as a team and achieve a collective goal – the marathon. The GEL-KAYANO™ Lite is a soft and lightweight shoe with the stability needed to stand up to a ton of miles making it a great choice for the ASICS World Ekiden 2020.

The GEL-KAYANO™ Lite™ will be available globally for men and women from ASICS retail, online stores and specialist running outlets. Visit the product videos: the tech video: GEL-KAYANO™ Lite Tech & the sustainability-focused video: GEL-KAYANO Lite™ Sustainability and www.ASICS.com for more information.

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.
SaleBestseller No. 2
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.
Bestseller No. 3
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 28 Running Shoes, 10, Piedmont Grey/Thunder Blue
  • Engineered mesh upper improves breathability -
  • Redesigned external heel counter helps keep the foot stable and provide a more comfortable stride -
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
  • 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION - Improves compression and cushioning at footstrike and reduces pronation
  • 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.
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ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 28 Running Shoes, 9, White/Thunder Blue
  • Engineered mesh upper improves breathability -
  • Redesigned external heel counter helps keep the foot stable and provide a more comfortable stride -
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
  • 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION feature improves compression at footstrike -
  • 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.
SaleBestseller No. 5
ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 9.5, 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. 6
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. 8
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 8, Piedmont Grey/Pure Silver
  • Asics Gel-Kayano 26 022_Piedmont Grey/Pure Silver 8
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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.
Bestseller No. 10
ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 27 Lite-Show Running Shoes, 7.5, White/Pure Silver/LITE Show
  • 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.
  • SPACE TRUSSTIC Technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while providing stability and retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • Gender Specific Trusstic - Specifically designed trusstic system to cater to the differences in male and female biomechanics
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

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ASICS ANNOUNCE THEIR LATEST PRODUCT INNOVATION – THE GT-2000™ 9 SHOE PROMISING ENHANCED FIT AND FEEL FOR RUNNERS

ASICS ANNOUNCE THEIR LATEST PRODUCT INNOVATION – THE GT-2000™ 9 SHOE PROMISING ENHANCED FIT AND FEEL FOR RUNNERS

· ASICS’ latest shoe – the GT-2000™ 9 – combines advanced features to deliver enhanced fit and comfort from the get-go

· As the 28th edition of the hugely popular GT-2000™ series, this model combines and reimagines product features right from the sole to the upper mesh, providing support runners can trust

[Oct. 2, 2020 – KOBE, JAPAN] – Today, ASICS are excited to announce the launch of the GT-2000™ 9 shoe promising runners a stable, responsive ride and a more efficient transition from footstrike to toe-off.

The GT-2000™ 9 model is a versatile shoe specifically designed to provide comfort and support whilst delivering stability for advanced performance. The versatility of the GT-2000™ 9 means it is also an excellent choice for a long run, a tempo run and an interval work-out.

The new GT-2000™ delivers enhanced fit and feel

With the new GT-2000™ 9, ASICS have combined innovative features for an enhanced fit and feel. The new soft and lightweight one-piece mesh is constructed with no sew overlays reinforcing the upper shoe, especially over the arch, for added stability and support runners can feel. This is complemented by new ORTHOLITE™ lasting for advanced step-in and all-round foot comfort.

And that’s just the start – GT-2000™ 9’s FLYTEFOAM™ midsole is lighter and more durable than traditional midsole foams meaning wearers enjoy a cushioned and supportive feel throughout the gait cycle, while rearfoot GEL™ technology absorbs shock with every landing. Also, heel holding improves approximately 50% while running, which provide the runners with a more comfortable ride to support their performance [1] .

When it comes to performance, the GT-2000™ 9 provides advanced stability for run efficiently. The pioneering DYNAMIC DUOMAX™ technology helps support runners whose feet roll inward too much (overpronate) for a more efficient ride.

US Elite ASICS runner, Johnny Gregorek says “The GT-2000™ series provides a balance of cushioning and support that I need – I have a mild pronation and mid-foot strike in my stride and the GT-2000™ perfectly accounts for those elements and creates a nice and even forward roll for my foot”.

ASICS continue to respond to runners changing needs

The GT-2000™ 9 launch comes amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ongoing research conducted by ASICS shows that globally, 7 in 10 (68% globally; 54% in UK) people are more driven than ever to return to their physical peak. Fitness-tracking app Runkeeper™ continues to see increases with users – with a 113% increase in registrations globally year to date vs the same time period in 2019. ASICS is committed to meeting runners’ needs – both during this pandemic and beyond.

ASICS believes in a Sound Mind in a Sound Body now more than ever. We know from our ongoing research that as the months have passed runners are missing the motivation and connection they get from team events. 42% of people who exercise regularly are finding it difficult to stay motivated as they don’t have a goal to work towards at the moment. ASICS have responded with the new ASICS World Ekiden 2020: the ultimate team challenge that will see teams of up to six people from all over the world come together to complete a combined marathon in the fastest possible time. A specially created virtual race platform will vividly bring to life the connection and motivation of team competition at a time of physical distancing, helping runners of abilities stay connected with the sport and their wider community.

The ASICS World Ekiden 2020 is open to all with distances that attract all levels of runner. To take part, runners simply sign up for free from 1 October 2020, using ASICS Runkeeper™. Teams must complete their relay race between 11th and 22nd November 2020. For expert advice, training plans and more information about how to run, follow #RunToFeel or visit asics.com/mk/run-to-feel

The GT-2000™ 9 will be available globally for men and women from ASICS retail, online stores and specialist running outlets. Visit the product video: GT-2000 9 and www.ASICS.com for more information.

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ASICS Men's GT-2000 9 Running Shoes, 11, 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. 2
ASICS Women's GT-2000 9 Running Shoes, 8.5, MAKO Blue/Grey Floss
  • 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. 3
ASICS Men's GT-2000 8 Running Shoes, 10.5, 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 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
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe
  • Engineered Mesh Upper - Multi-directional mesh material improves ventilation and stability
SaleBestseller No. 4
ASICS Women's GT-2000 8 Running Shoes, 7, Black/Rose Gold
  • 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. 5
ASICS Women's GT-2000 9 G-TX Running Shoes, 8.5, Black/Digital Grape
  • GORE-TEX Upper - Waterproof and breathable upper designed to protect the foot during extreme weather conditions.
  • No-sew overlays improve support -
  • 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 Technology - Provides lightweight cushioning
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
SaleBestseller No. 6
ASICS Men's GT-2000 9 Trail Running Shoes, 11, Black/Digital Aqua
  • Engineered mesh upper improves breathability -
  • No-sew overlays improve support -
  • 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 Technology - Provides lightweight cushioning
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
Bestseller No. 7
ASICS Men's GT-2000 9 Lite-Show Running Shoes, 14, French Blue/LITE-Show
  • Engineered mesh upper improves breathability -
  • No-sew overlays improve support -
  • LITE-SHOW technology - Improves visibility in low light conditions.
  • 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 Technology - Provides lightweight cushioning
Bestseller No. 9
ASICS Women's GT-2000 8 Trail Shoes, 9.5, Peacoat/SEA Glass
  • 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
  • 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 Women's GT-2000 7 Running Shoes, 6.5, Peacoat/Silver
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • Ortholite Sockliner - Moisture management (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC).
  • SpevaFoam Midsole Material - Improves bounce back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown.
  • 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.

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Are the toning shoes still around?

Approximately ten years back, the toning footwear were all the fad. These were footwear that were speculated to enable you to firm up and get an extra workout whenever using them. Several even alleged to be able to tone the ‘butt’ and curative cellulite. That did not work out too well for the companies with legal settlements and despite endorsements coming from famous people the footwear quickly dropped from remaining popular.

Toning shoes or what is also known as unstable footwear is footwear which is purposely developed with rocker soles and other design characteristics to help make the shoes unstable in order that the muscles are claimed to keep working harder to increase stability. It’s this elevated muscle action that was alleged being an increased workout when wearing the shoes, ie a tone up. When the footwear came to the market the medical claims and alleged benefits made for them were really astounding. Quite a few celebrities and sports personalities were utilized in advertising material to back up and market the assertions. Sales of this footwear have been very considerable based on these assertions and claimed advantages.

Once the good science was done on this footwear, it didn’t support the assertions which were getting made for the benefits of them. The research did indicate that muscle activity was increased and also the gait was relatively different when using the footwear, but it has not been adequate to provide all the many benefits that have been advertised for the footwear. As these were health promises that were getting made which were not based on the research this caught the attention of the health and marketing regulatory organizations in numerous countries and so they became involved in lawsuits. This finished up with considerable multi-million dollar penalties and agreements by a few of the manufacturers who were promoting the unrealistic medical claims. Several class action legal cases were in addition settled based on alleged benefits that those that purchased the shoes didn’t receive the marketed health benefits from the footwear. This considerably influenced sales and interest in this footwear and they essentially faded away.

There are still a few shoes available on the market that will be viewed as toning or unstable shoes and there’s still some research occurring using them. All this doesn’t mean that there’s really anything erroneous using these sorts of footwear. The issue was simply the considerably embellished assertions made for them and the marketing and advertising around those claims. These types of toning footwear may have their uses. Health professionals still find the toning shoes to be extremely helpful for changing the way in which people move with conditions like painful knee osteoarthritis and several individuals with low back problems that could be associated with the way that people move. The logic is that if walking one way is uncomfortable, then if a slight modification can be produced in the manner they walk with the use of the toning shoes, after that there would be a lowering of symptoms. The only issue with this particular approach would be that the studies are unclear on who would and won’t help. They’ve also been particularly useful for individuals who have painful arthritis in the big toe or hallux joints.

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  • Before ordering,Please refer to the size chart in the "product description",and measure the length of your feet at the same time so that you can choose the right size.
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Biomechanics: Wearing footwear with toe springs requires less muscle work

News Release:

Wearing footwear with an upward curvature at the front of the shoe – known as the toe spring – requires less work from the muscles of the feet to walk than shoes with a flatter sole, according to an experimental study published in Scientific Reports.

Toe springs keep the toes continually elevated above the ground in a flexed upwards position to help the front part of the foot roll forward when walking or running and are present in most modern athletic shoes, but their effect on natural foot function and vulnerability of the feet to injury has not been widely studied.

Freddy Sichting and colleagues from Harvard University, the Chemnitz University of Technology and Buffalo University investigated the effects of toe springs on foot biomechanics using a controlled experiment in which 13 participants walked barefoot on a treadmill at a comfortable walking pace. The participants were then asked to repeat the process wearing four different pairs of specially designed sandals with varying upward curvature of the toe region in order to simulate the curvature of modern athletic footwear. 3D motion data were captured using markers placed on each subject’s knee, ankle and foot.

The authors found that toe springs decrease the work of the muscles around the joints that connect the toes to the foot bones. The higher the upwards curve of the toes in respect to the rest of the foot, the less work the foot muscles had to perform to support the joints when walking.

The findings explain why toe springs are so comfortable and popular but suggest that shoes with toe springs may contribute to weakening of the foot muscles with long-term use. This may increase susceptibility to common pathological conditions such as plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes, according to the authors.

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Can a gait analysis help you get the right running shoe?

Probably not.

Gait analysis can be very useful in helping improve the running technique. Coaches often use it to look for the foot strike pattern, foot placement, hip and pelvis movement and many other things to see if the running technique can be improved. Clinicians often use a gait analysis to look for problems in the gait that may be linked to injury. They will look for many things like the foot strike pattern, foot placement and movement, control from the hip, look for things like an abductory twist and a whole range of other things. This will help them make recommendations for any changes or intervention that may be needed for an injury.

Many specialty running shoe stores use treadmills to allegedly help them prescribe the right running shoe. There is certainly a lot of debate if this is just a sales gimmick or really does influence the running shoe prescribing process.

There is no evidence that it does help with the process. Those that use them will argue that it does help. There is no doubt that trying different shoes while running on a treadmill can help you decide if a running shoe is comfortable or not and comfort is really important to get right with running shoes.

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