Step it up: Does running cadence matter? Not as much as previously thought

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ANN ARBOR–Contrary to long-standing popular belief, running at a prescribed, one-size-fits-all “optimal” cadence doesn’t play as big a role in speed and efficiency as once thought.

Since the 1980s, when running coach Jack Daniels noted that the step rate for runners in the 1984 Olympics was about 180 per minute, it’s been widely touted as a means to reduce injury or improve speed, said Geoff Burns, an elite marathoner and University of Michigan doctoral student in kinesiology.

“It’s one of the few biomechanical measures we have that is a gross system-level output for running,” he said.

To find out what determines cadence and how much cadence really matters, Burns had the top 20 elite male and female runners record their cadence during the 100K International Association of Ultrarunners World Championship in 2016.

While the average number of steps per minute was 182, the number of steps per minute per mile varied enormously by individual.

“Some ran at 160 steps per minutes and others ran at 210 steps per minute, and it wasn’t related at all to how good they were or how fast they were,” Burns said. “Height influenced it a little bit, but even people who were the same height had an enormous amount of variability.”

The main takeaway for runners is that cadence is highly individual, and your body knows what’s optimal, said Burns, a third-year Ph.D. student in Professor Ronald Zernicke’s lab. This means runners shouldn’t necessarily try to manipulate cadence to reach the 180 steps, but rather, monitor cadence as their running progresses.

“It’s a barometer and not a governor,” he said. “There’s no magical number that’s dogmatically right for everybody.”

For years, many coaches and practitioners thought that cadence should remain constant as speed increases, which required longer steps. Burns says longer steps takes more energy, and his study found that cadence naturally increased four to five steps per minute per mile as runners ran faster.

Other findings surprised Burns, as well. First, step cadence was preserved through the race, even during the torturous “ultra shuffle” near the end–when racers shuffle across the finish line, barely lifting their feet.

Burns assumed that exhausted runners would take shorter, choppier steps. But surprisingly, when researchers controlled for speed, cadence stayed constant.

Another unexpected finding is that by the end of a race, cadence varied much less per minute, as if the fatigued runner’s body had locked into an optimal steps-per-minute turnover. It’s unclear why, Burns said, but this deserves further study.

An ultramarathon is anything longer than a traditional marathon of 26 miles. As a semi-pro ultramarathoner, Burns spends about two hours a day running and another two hours a day on conditioning–in addition to his doctoral work.

“It’s a really unique symbiotic relationship,” he said. “My running informs my research and helps me not just ask novel questions and gain insight and perspective into the craft, but also helps me refine how I prepare for races.”

Burns’ research appears in the February issue of Applied Physiology.

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ASICS Redefines the Long Run With the Launch of New Energy Saving Shoe – METARIDE™

Advanced GUIDESOLE™ technology introduces a unique sensation for runners that reduces energy loss at the ankle joint to boost running efficiency
Feb 27, 2019, 10:27 ET

TOKYO, Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ASICS today turned the world of running on its head as it revealed a completely new concept in run efficiency, METARIDE™. One of ASICS’ most important innovations in seven decades, and as part of ASICS’ ambition to help all runners to WIN THE LONG RUN1, the shoe was designed with one purpose in mind; to make running longer distances easier.

Developed over two years by a team of scientists and designers at the ASICS Institute of Sport Science (ISS) in Kobe, Japan, METARIDE™ is precision engineered to minimize movement in the area where most energy is expended; the ankle joint.

Scientifically proven to offer a total reduction of energy loss at the ankle joint by almost one fifth2, the difference could be seismic for long distance runners who want to achieve their full potential.

The key to creating the most efficient run possible was the discovery of new revolutionary GUIDESOLE™3 technology; a precision-shaped curved sole that works by shifting the body weight forward and propelling runners on to give the feeling of effortless motion.

The result? An energy-saving shoe that provides a new running sensation with the potential to significantly improve performance and protection to help runners of every level keep going longer than they thought possible.

Featuring multiple proprietary technologies in an all-new radical design, METARIDE™ successfully optimizes all three phases of the gait cycle to create a completely different kind of running shoe. In tests, METARIDE™ has been scientifically proven against conventional running shoes in the category to:

Reduce total energy loss at the ankle joint where most energy is expended
Improved static fit and grip to reduce ankle movement throughout the stride whilst also maintaining stability and durability4
Feel like a new running experience
Kenichi Harano, Executive Officer and Senior General Manager at ISS comments on how METARIDE™ breaks new ground in long distance running.

“The METARIDE™ concept and new GUIDESOLE™ technology are fundamentally different to any other shoe we’ve ever made or that’s on the market today. We looked at run efficiency in a uniquely ASICS way to provide a new ‘feel’ whilst maintaining our promise of performance and protection.”

Representing the pinnacle of ASICS innovation, the METARIDE™ is the first in ASICS’ new energy-saving franchise, which will make the same concept and technologies available to more runners at different price points. A takedown model is planned for release this autumn.

Yasuhito Hirota, ASICS President and COO said METARIDE™ demonstrates ASICS’ commitment to continue to accelerate how runners move through cutting-edge product and services.

“We believe this new technology has the potential to disrupt the world of long-distance running. Our athletes and runners have told us that METARIDE™ is already transforming how they train, race, run and recover. This is just the beginning of a new era for ASICS as we bring the best innovations to our fans while attracting a new generation of runners.”

Runners can put the new shoe to the test with the WIN THE LONG RUN™ program on the RUNKEEPER™ app. The feature includes a series of five guided runs to help runners incorporate more variety in their training, improve endurance and run more efficiently. The experience is designed to inspire participants to go beyond the finish line to meet their next milestone.

To download the RUNKEEPER™ app and get started visit Runkeeper.com

METARIDE™ will be available in limited quantities from ASICS retail and online stores and specialist run outlets globally from 28th February.

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ASICS redefines the long run with the launch of new energy savings shoe – METARIDE™

Press release:

[February 27 – TOKYO, Japan] ASICS today turned the world of running on its head as it revealed a completely new concept in run efficiency, METARIDE™. One of ASICS’ most important innovations in seven decades, and as part of ASICS’ ambition to help all runners to WIN THE LONG RUN [1] , the shoe was designed with one purpose in mind; to make running longer distances easier.

Developed over two years by a team of scientists and designers at the ASICS Institute of Sport Science (ISS) in Kobe, Japan, METARIDE™ is precision engineered to minimize movement in the area where most energy is expended; the ankle joint.

Scientifically proven to offer a total reduction of energy loss at the ankle joint by almost one fifth [2] , the difference could be seismic for long distance runners who want to achieve their full potential.

The key to creating the most efficient run possible was the discovery of new revolutionary GUIDESOLE™ [3] technology; a precision-shaped curved sole that works by shifting the body weight forward and propelling runners on to give the feeling of effortless motion.

The result? An energy-saving shoe that provides a new running sensation with the potential to significantly improve performance and protection to help runners of every level keep going longer than they thought possible.

Featuring multiple proprietary technologies in an all-new radical design, METARIDE™ successfully optimizes all three phases of the gait cycle to create a completely different kind of running shoe. In tests, METARIDE™ has been scientifically proven against conventional running shoes in the category to;

· reduce total energy loss at the ankle joint where most energy is expended

· improved static fit and grip to reduce ankle movement throughout the stride whilst also maintaining stability and durability [4]

· feel like a new running experience

Kenichi Harano, Executive Officer and Senior General Manager at ISS comments on how METARIDE™ breaks new ground in long distance running.

“The METARIDE™ concept and new GUIDESOLE™ technology are fundamentally different to any other shoe we’ve ever made or that’s on the market today. We looked at run efficiency in a uniquely ASICS way to provide a new ‘feel’ whilst maintaining our promise of performance and protection.”

Representing the pinnacle of ASICS innovation, the METARIDE™ is the first in ASICS’ new energy-saving franchise, which will make the same concept and technologies available to more runners at different price points. A takedown model is planned for release this autumn.

Yasuhito Hirota, ASICS President and COO said METARIDE™ demonstrates ASICS’ commitment to continue to accelerate how runners move through cutting-edge product and services.

“We believe this new technology has the potential to disrupt the world of long-distance running. Our athletes and runners have told us that METARIDE™ is already transforming how they train, race, run and recover. This is just the beginning of a new era for ASICS as we bring the best innovations to our fans while attracting a new generation of runners.”

Runners can put the new shoe to the test with the WIN THE LONG RUN™ program on the RUNKEEPER™ app. The feature includes a series of five guided runs to help runners incorporate more variety in their training, improve endurance and run more efficiently. The experience is designed to inspire participants to go beyond the finish line to meet their next milestone.

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GEL-NIMBUS™ 21: Distance running made comfortable improved technologies provide runners with ASICS’ maximum comfort to run further, for longer

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ASICS has announced the launch of the GEL-NIMBUS™ 21 shoe – the latest release of its top-of-the-range, neutral long-distance running shoe. With ASICS’ commitment to continual improvement, the shoe incorporates human-centric science and the latest technology to give long-distance runners superior comfort so they can run further for longer.

Designed for neutral runners, the shoe features ASICS’ latest cushioning technology – FLYTEFOAM™ PROPEL & FLYTEFOAM™ LYTE – resulting in a spring like feel for a more energetic and lighter run.

Named after the Latin term for the Nimbus cloud formation, the ASICS collection has become synonymous with comfort, with each new release featuring new and improved technology to benefit runners. As the 21st iteration, GEL-NIMBUS™ 21 is no different, incorporating a variety of new technologies including;

· Improved Fit – a new last with more room in the forefoot combined with a Jacquard mesh and 3D printed overlays adapts to the movement of the runner for a premium and breathable fit.

· Energised Cushioning – infused with FLYTEFOAM technology, the midsole features both FLYTEFOAM™ PROPEL & FLYTEFOAM™ LYTE technologies to deliver a more luxurious ride. FLYTEFOAM PROPEL midsole delivers a strong bounce back during deformation – providing a spring like effect – whilst the FLYTEFOAM LYTE compound makes it ASICS’ lightest midsole with added cellulose nanofibers increasing the durability of the bouncy midsole.

· Max Shock Absorption – strategically placed GEL™ technology at high impact areas in both the forefoot and rearfoot to reduce shock and load on the body – ensuring superior shock absorption where runners need it most.

Norio Takaoka, Performance Running Footwear Division, Executive Officer, Senior General Manager, ASICS Corporation says: “With GEL-NIMBUS being our flagship neutral long-distance running shoe, it was important to design a shoe that was made to help runners go further and stay competitive in comfort. We always want to raise the bar when it comes to performance running, and with GEL-NIMBUS series having more than 20 years of history, it was key to create a shoe that would help runners achieve their goals.”

Updated features of the GEL-NIMBUS™ 21 include:

· FLYTEFOAM™ LYTE midsole – bottom midsole – provides continuous cushion through nanofiber design

· FLYTEFOAM™ PROPEL– top midsole – delivers a good bounce back during deformation

· Jacquard mesh – upper – combined with 3D printed overlays adapts to the movement of the runner to provide a premium fit

· Lateral full ground contact – construction – provides a smoother transition for neutral to supinated runners

· Medial TRUSSTIC – construction – reduces the weight of the sole unit whilst retaining the structural integrity of the shoe

· Moulded EVA sockliner

To sit alongside the launch of the GEL-NIMBUS™ 21, a fully integrated multi-media campaign has been developed, which will stretch across various offline and online media platforms. Fitting in with ASICS’ ‘I MOVE ME’ platform and continuing with its powerful authentic storytelling, there will also be an official campaign video featuring marathon runner and triple Olympic Games athlete Diana Nukuri, which will be available on the ASICS YouTube channel.

The GEL-NIMBUS™ 21 will be available from December 6th, 2018 at ASICS retail and online stores.

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ASICS pays homage to the iconic GEL-KAYANO™ 5 shoe model

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20 years since the iconic 1999 GEL-KAYANO™ 5 shoe model was released, ASICS now pays tribute with a reinvigoration of the classic style.

Renowned as a high mileage running shoe with superior comfort and a bold VIS-TECH look, the 1999 model was the 5th iteration in the GEL-KAYANO series, created back in 1993. Whilst in keeping with those same principles and legendary silhouette, the GEL-KAYANO 5 OG model is a bold update for a fashion forward audience.

ASICS has always sought to hold substance over hype. It’s no different with the GEL-KAYANO 5 OG model, which holds true to ASICS’ heritage. Originally a high-end performance runner, the GEL- KAYANO™ 5 was part of the same GEL-KAYANO family which has set the benchmark for ‘stability running’ for the past 25 years. Now 20 years later and updated with a contemporary twist– it’s still on point – just as it was back in 1999.

A true marriage of vintage and modern – the GEL-KAYANO 5 OG shoe model uses cutting edge GEL™ technology, a fresh colour pallet and a quadra-lacing system to update the 1999 cult classic, but still remains true to the authentic look and feel which made the shoe so popular back in the 90s. The shoe will also see the return of DUOMAX™ tech, which reduces inward rotation of the foot.

In order to establish the GEL-KAYANO 5 OG model as part of the legendary GEL-KAYANO family, ASICS has partnered with the streetwear bible and media agency, Highsnobiety – who will play a significant role in maximising and celebrating the product.

To amplify the official release on ASICSTIGER brand’s owned channels, there will be a series of Instagram stories and posts which will tap into the aesthetics of the late 90s running magazines. Using vintage running editorial material with a modern twist, the Instagram stories will tell the story of how the original shoe came to be – whilst also showcasing product features and purchase information. The stories will then be hosted on the ASICSTIGER Instagram page.

In keeping with the silhouette which made the shoe a classic, the punchy reinvention will be available on ASICS.com and at select ASICS retailers.

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Adidas Running Launches Brand-New AlphaBOUNCE Instinct, Designed To Give Athletes An Edge In Their Sport

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Portland, July 2, 2018 – adidas Running today announced the launch of a brand-new silhouette in the AlphaBounce franchise, created specifically for the versatile athlete: the adidasAlphaBounce Instinct. Designed for exceptional comfort and flexibility, the Instinct’s design is made to carry athletes through each part of their workout without sacrificing the foot’s natural movement and therefore helping wearers work to reach their peak competitive performance.Visually, the AlphaBounce Instinct is a fresh take on previous models in the AlphaBounce franchise. Inspired by the movement of human body, the adaptive design of the shoe is meant to allow the user to move “instinctively.” This ethos also inspired the blending of “wave” textures between the midsole and upper. Originally designed for both running and training, key technical features of the AlphaBounce Instinct come together to provide comfort in both disciplines. Notably, they include: 

  • ADAPTIVE TORSION / BOUNCE – A torsion system that allows your forefoot and heel to move independently from one another without sacrificing the cushion or comfort of the Bounce midsole.
  • ADAPTIVE FORGING – A breathable engineered mesh upper forged to help provide support and stability for linear and multi-directional movements.
  • ADAPTIVE TRACTION – A Continental Rubber™ outsole that provides traction and durability for peace of mind on both wet and dry surfaces.

Available in both men’s and women’s models and multiple colorways, the adidasAlphaBounce Instinct will be available on adidas.com and in stores on July 7 for $120.

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Maximal running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners

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BEND, Ore. – Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown that one type of running shoe may increase such risks for some runners.

Researchers in the Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence (FORCE) Lab compared the biomechanics associated with “maximal” and “neutral” running shoes in tests with 15 female runners. The study concluded that runners experienced a higher impact peak and increased loading rate with the “maximal” shoes. Increases in both factors are associated with a greater likelihood of injury, such as plantar fasciitis and tibial stress fractures.

The study was published in The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine and is believed to be the first rigorous analysis of impacts associated with maximal shoes.

Maximal running shoes feature increased cushioning, particularly in the forefoot region of the midsole, and have gained popularity since being introduced in 2010. More than 20 varieties of maximal shoes are on the market.

Runners wearing maximal shoes, the researchers wrote, have reported feeling the extra cushion after running two to three miles. As a result, the researchers did not expect to find increases in impact peak or loading rate in runners wearing maximal shoes.

In the FORCE Lab study, researchers evaluated the impacts on runners’ feet and legs before and after a simulated 5,000 meter (about 3 miles) run on a treadmill. Each subject wore a neutral running shoe (New Balance 880) for one test and then, after a seven to 10-day waiting period, repeated the procedure with a maximal shoe (Hoke One One Bondi 4). In each test, 3D movements and forces were measured by monitoring reflective markers placed on the runners’ shoes and legs and by having the subjects run over a “force plate” that recorded the forces being applied as the runner’s foot hit the surface.

“We were surprised by these results,” said Christine Pollard, director of the FORCE Lab and an associate professor of kinesiology. “We thought we would see the opposite. Typically, increased cushioning results in a reduction in the impact peak and loading rate of the vertical ground reaction force. We suspect that the large amount of cushioning across the entire midsole caused the runners to rely more on the shoe than on their own internal structures to attenuate these forces.”

The study also evaluated the degree of “peak eversion,” the outward turning of the foot, a factor associated with injury risk. The researchers found no difference between the maximal and neutral shoes.

The research is a first step in gathering evidence on the effects of maximal running shoes on runners’ injury risks, said Pollard, who is also a licensed physical therapist. Maximal shoes are becoming very popular, but without controlled studies, clinicians have been unable to make science-based recommendations to runners.

Pollard said she expects that a study with male runners might produce different results. “We know that gender differences in running biomechanics do exist,” she added.

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Brooks Running Introduces Its Softest Running Experience with New DNA LOFT Midsole Technology

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SEATTLE- May 29, 2018

Brooks Running Company unveils its softest cushioning material ever, the all-new DNA LOFT foam. First appearing in June in the updated Glycerin 16, DNA LOFT is the second new midsole compound Brooks introduced this year and marks an acceleration of the company’s footwear innovation.

“After delivering our highest energy return technology with DNA AMP, we challenged ourselves to go back to the lab and create the same unparalleled experience for runners who prefer an ultra-soft running experience,” said Carson Caprara, director of global product line management, Brooks Running. “We heard from runners that they are looking for a supremely cushioned experience but don’t want any extra weight holding them back. With DNA LOFT we created a new way to blend our foam so that it delivers on-demand cushioning without added weight or bulk, providing runners with a comfortable and protected ride.”

Plush and protective, DNA LOFT maintains Brooks’ signature DNA midsole qualities, instantly adapting to the runners’ individual stride, weight and speed but provides a softer and more protected experience due to the midsole’s unique blend of Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), rubber and air. Rubber adds longevity, ensuring the softness lasts the lifetime of the shoe while air decreases the material’s weight. A smarter take on a plush running material, DNA LOFT is engineered to be lightweight and ultra-soft without giving out underneath the foot.

DNA LOFT is the second new midsole technology Brooks has delivered this year. In September, the company introduced DNA AMP, a revolutionary polyurethane-based cushioning system which provides the brand’s most energy return. This fall, Brooks is expanding its DNA AMP line-up with the introduction of the updated Levitate 2 and two new shoes—the Bedlam and Ricochet. The Bedlam provides a super springy experience and features the company’s innovative Guide Rails support system. The Ricochet blends DNA AMP with BioMogo DNA for a balance of energy return and cushion that provides a light, responsive ride.

Brooks will introduce DNA LOFT in the new Glycerin 16 on June 1 and in the new Ghost 11 on June 26. The Glycerin 16 will sell for $150 and the Ghost 11 for $120. The Levitate 2, Bedlam and Ricochet launch June 26 for $150, Sept. 1 for $150 and Oct. 1 for $120, respectively.

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SaleBestseller No. 3
Brooks Men's Ghost 13, Primer Grey/Pearl/Black, 12 Medium
  • THIS MEN'S SHOE IS FOR: The Ghost 13 is for runners looking for a reliable shoe that's soft and smooth. The Ghost 13 offers improved transitions for zero distractions so you can focus more on what matters most: your run. This Brooks Ghost 13 is a certified PDAC A5500 Diabetic shoe and has been granted the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 12
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.
Bestseller No. 4
Brooks Women's Revel 4, Black/White, 7.5 Medium
  • THIS WOMEN'S SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a shoe that looks good and performs even better. This is a true do-it-all shoe that you can also wear casually.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA cushioning adapts to your stride, weight, and speed to help protect you by deflecting impact away from your body.
  • SOFT, COMFORTABLE, AND VERSATILE FIT: Enjoy the secure fit of an inner bootie that surrounds your foot in all-day comfort thanks to heat-activated yarns that won’t stretch out over time.
  • FRESH LOOK: The redesigned flat-knit upper and midsole provide a look and feel that’s perfect for work, working out, or post-work activities.
  • WEAR TESTERS SAY: "Shoe feels great. It’s got a nice smooth ride with the right amount of cushioning. Shoe feels pretty light."
Bestseller No. 5
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21 Grey/Tradewinds/Deep Cobalt 10.5 EE - Wide
  • THIS MEN'S SHOE IS FOR: Runners looking for a supportive shoe that's soft and smooth, the Adrenaline GTS 21 offers an improved ride and reliable support for however your body moves so you can forget the shoes and enjoy the run. This Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21 is a certified PDAC A5500 Diabetic shoe and has been granted the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: Provides just the right amount of stability and support, great for overpronation while providing high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Adrenaline GTS 20
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT Crash Pad cushions each footfall and works with BioMoGo DNA to adapt to your every stride.
  • MODERNIZED FIT: A streamlined, engineered mesh upper with 3D Fit Print offers the structure and proven fit the Adrenaline is known for-without excess bulk.
  • GUIDERAILS HOLISTIC SUPPORT SYSTEM: We've shifted our focus beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Brooks Levitate 4 Running Shoe Black/Grey/Coral Cloud 9 B (M)
  • THIS WOMEN'S SHOE IS FOR: The Levitate 4 is perfect for runners who want a shoe that helps them by giving energy back with each step, the Levitate 4's DNA AMP is now 20% lighter so our highest energy return foam is better than ever.
  • ENERGIZED CUSHIONING: Now 20% lighter, our DNA AMP midsole technology lets your foot spring off the ground with each step for speedy, efficient energy return.
  • SECURE, SOCK-LIFE FIT: We updated the Fit Knit Upper to provide a close-to-foot fit that’s lighter, softer, and more breathable than before. The Levitate 4 runs more shallow and provides a slightly more snug fit. If looking for a more roomy fit, Brooks recommends sizing up by 1/2 a size
  • QUICK TRANSITIONS: An updated arrow-point pattern on the outsole lets your foot move from heel to toe quickly, enhancing the shoe’s springy feel.
  • WEAR TESTERS SAY: “ I loved the energy I felt when running in these. Great cushion and ride.”
Bestseller No. 7
Brooks Ghost 14 Peacoat/Yucca/Navy 8.5 B (M)
  • THIS WOMEN'S SHOE IS FOR: Runners looking for a smooth ride that won’t distract from the fun of the run. The Ghost 14 offers a simplified midsole construction which creates more seamless transitions. This Brooks Ghost 14 is a certified PDAC A5500 Diabetic shoe and has been granted the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The Ghost 14 offers neutral support while providing high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 13
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever. DNA LOFT now makes up the entire midsole, for a softer, smoother, ride.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: More strategic use of the 3D Fit Print upper technology provides structure that moves with the foot.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Brooks Glycerin 18 Black/Ebony/Blue 10.5 D (M)
  • THIS MEN'S SHOE IS FOR: The Glycerin 18 is perfect for runners who think there's no such thing as too much cushioning. The upper enhances comfort by perfectly balancing stretch and structure.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: Provides neutral support while offering the maximum amount of cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Glycerin 17.
  • SUPER-SOFT CUSHIONING: Increased DNA LOFT super-soft cushioning allows for even more extreme softness, without losing responsiveness or durability, while the OrthoLite sockliner provides premium step-in comfort.
  • PLUSH FIT: The plush feel of an internal stretch bootie surrounds your foot and moves and expands with your stride. The engineered mesh upper enhances the fit.
  • SMOOTH TRANSITIONS: The plush transition zone makes every move from heel to toe feel incredibly soft and smooth.
Bestseller No. 9
Brooks Launch 8 Black/Ebony/Blue Tint 8 B (M)
  • THIS WOMEN'S SHOE IS FOR: The Launch 8 is for neutral runners who want a lightweight shoe with a fast, fun, ride. Durable enough for training but light enough for race day, the Launch 8 is designed to keep up on every run. Predecessor: Brooks Launch 7.
  • NEUTRAL SUPPORT: Streamlined yet cushioned, with neutral support, this shoe hits the sweet spot between a race flat and a standard trainer.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT CUSHIONING: Brooks lightest BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning provides a fast ride without any extra weight - perfect for days when you are working on your speed.
  • BREATHABLE AND SLEEK FIT: The new one-piece mesh upper creates a closer-to-foot-feel that is more breathable than ever before.
  • QUICK TRANSITIONS: The Midfoot Transition Zone is shaped to go from heel to toe quickly. Newly added blown rubber in the forefoot propels you forward for a faster ride.
Bestseller No. 10
Brooks Revel 5 Ebony/Alloy/Metallic 10.5 D (M)
  • THIS MEN'S SHOE IS FOR: For runners looking for a versatile shoe that’s springy on the run, stylish off the run, and comfortable for the long run. Styled to perform, the Revel 5 delivers a springy ride and all-day comfort. Predecessor: Revel 4
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA cushioning adapts to your stride, weight, and speed to help protect you by deflecting impact away from your body.
  • QUICK TRANSITIONS: The arrow-point pattern in the outsole lets your foot move from heel to toe quickly. Our Green Rubber outsole puts a spring in each step.
  • FRESH LOOK: The updated Fit Knit upper provides versatility and style with a comfortably secure fit.

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ASICS GEL-KAYANO™ 25 helps runners go the distance

Press release:

[22nd May – Kobe, Japan] On June 1st, ASICS launches the 25th iteration of its flagship stability shoe, the GEL-KAYANO™, which has set the benchmark for long-distance running performance since 1993.

Through ASICS’ unique approach to human-centric design, research in technological innovation, and dedication to excellence, every iteration of the GEL-KAYANO™ series has improved on the previous version, offering runners increased protection and performance every time. The series has broken boundaries in product innovation and has enabled runners to perform at their best—revolutionising the performance running category. The GEL-KAYANO™ 25 is no exception, offering yet again, brand-new technology from ASICS’ Institute of Sport Science (ISS), which debuts in this shoe.

Kenichi Harano, Executive Officer and Senior General Manager at ISS says: “The GEL-KAYANO™ series was designed to make long-distance running accessible for runners. For 25 years, we’ve kept this goal in mind as we continued to make GEL-KAYANO™ series lighter and more responsive, without ever compromising on stability.”

GEL-KAYANO™ 25

GEL-KAYANO™ 25 features the new FlyteFoam™ Lyte and FlyteFoam™ Propel Technologies, working in parallel to deliver superior protection and enhanced stability no matter the distance.

NEW AND IMPROVED FEATURES

FlyteFoam™ Lyte is the next generation of ASICS lightweight and responsive cushioning technology [1] . The midsole formula features a reinforced, sustainable nanofiber compound which increases the foam’s durability and provides more stability for runners.

FlyteFoam™ Propel is ASICS’ newest patented [2] foam formulation designed to provide enhanced responsiveness in toe-off. Used in parallel tandem with the strategically-placed ASICS GEL™ technology, the GEL-KAYANO™ 25 works with the runner’s foot to provide superior shock absorption.

All-new Two-Layer Jacquard Mesh Upper offers a breathable, premium fit that improves flexibility and decreases irritation-causing wrinkles while maintaining lightweight—which means the runners will look as good as they feel.

ASICS’ approach to human-centric product development is something ASICS’ founder, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka pioneered, in 1949. This year is an important moment for ASICS as on May 29th ASICS’ will be celebrating Mr. Onitsuka’s centennial birthday, showing people how he shaped the brand ASICS is today and how he has influenced the path for the brands future.

Paul Miles, Chief Marketing Officer, ASICS Corporation says: “GEL-KAYANO™ 25 is a product that we know our founder would have been proud of and it’s just the beginning of what we have coming over the next few years in the performance running category.”

The GEL-KAYANO™ 25 will be available globally on June 1st, 2018 at ASICS retail and online stores for $160 USD.

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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 Women's Gel-Kayano 28 Running Shoes, 9, French Blue/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.
Bestseller No. 4
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 28 Running Shoes, 11, Thunder Blue/Glow Yellow
  • Engineered Mesh Upper - Multi-directional mesh material improves ventilation and stability.
  • 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.
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 Lite-Show Running Shoes, 8.5, French Blue/LITE-Show
  • Engineered mesh upper improves breathability -
  • 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.
  • 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.
SaleBestseller No. 8
ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 27 MK Running Shoes, 8.5, 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.
  • 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. 9
ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 27 MK Running Shoes, 13, 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. 10
ASICS Tiger Men's Gel-Kayano 5 OG Shoes, 11M, Stone Grey/Stone Grey
  • Synthetic and mesh upper
  • Heavy use of overlays
  • Original trusstic technology
  • Gel technology cushioning
  • Rubber outsole

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ASICS celebrates the 20th iteration of the GEL-NIMBUS™ series, its best long distance running shoe

Press release:

To celebrate nearly twenty years of the GEL-NIMBUS series, ASICS is launching a new edition of its most popular long-distance shoe [i] , the GEL-NIMBUS 20. The lightest model in GEL-NIMBUS history, the GEL-NIMBUS 20 is made for the runner in everyone—whether it’s your first mile or your hundredth.

Like the GEL technology in the shoe, running is evolving—breaking the mold of what people consider a runner to be. The new GEL-NIMBUS 20 shoe is designed with cushioning and light weight comfort aimed to give runners their best performance from start to finish.

GEL-NIMBUS 20

Today, GEL-NIMBUS is the leading cushioning model mainly for neutral runners and underpronators, packed with a range of ASICS performance technology.

The combination of its patented FlyteFoam [ii] midsole inserts with GEL Technology gives the GEL-NIMBUS 20 superior cushioning, shock absorption and a lightweight feel with every step.

Built for runners of every stride, the GEL-NIMBUS 20 features new Gradient Jacquard Mesh structure, designed with strategic 3D printed overlays that seamlessly wrap and support the foot throughout your run. The new feature on the upper also gives feet a great fit and breathability for runners of every stride.

Gerard Klein, Senior General Manager, Global Performance Running Footwear, ASICS Corporation says, “The GEL-NIMBUS is a shoe with nearly 20 years of history. And there’s a very good reason for this—since its debut in 1999, the GEL-NIMBUS has managed to deliver against runners’ highest expectations and help them achieve their personal bests. The GEL-NIMBUS has always been designed to offer runners superior cushioning without excess weight. In fact, Nimbus means “cloud” in Latin. Our goal with the GEL-NIMBUS is literally to make runners feel so light and comfortable, it’s almost like they’re running on a cloud. Every year ASICS raises its aspirations even higher, and we will continue to innovate and develop the GEL-NIMBUS series.”

GEL-NIMBUS 20 retails for $160 USD and will be available December 1st at ASICS and specialty run stores as well as online at asics.com.

Features of the GEL-NIMBUS 20 include:

· I.G.S (Impact Guidance System)

· FlyteFoam Midsole –bottom layer

· SpEVA Midsole –top layer

· Plus 3 and Gender Specific Cushioning (for Women’s model)

· GUIDANCE LINE

· TRUSSTIC System

· Visible Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL

· SpEVA Lasting

· FluidFit Upper with Gradient Jacquard Mesh

· Outsole Forefoot: AHAR Sponge, Rear foot: AHAR PLUS Rubber

· X-40 Ortholite Sockliner

· External Counter

· 3M Reflectivity

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SaleBestseller No. 1
ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 22 Shoes, 10.5, Glacier Grey/Graphite 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.
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • 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.
Bestseller No. 2
ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 23 Running Shoes, 9, Grand Shark/Digital Aqua
  • Engineered Mesh Upper - Multi-directional mesh material improves ventilation and stability.
  • GEL technology cushioning provides excellent shock absorption -
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • FLYTEFOAM technology -
  • OrthoLite X-55 sockliner -
SaleBestseller No. 3
ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 22 Running Shoes, 9.5, Grey Floss/Peacoat
  • Soft breathable upper.
  • GEL technology in the forefoot and rearfoot.
  • Flytefoam Propel technology in the midsole.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for Asics High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
  • Molded EVA sockliner.
Bestseller No. 4
ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 23 Running Shoes, 11, Carrier Grey/Digital Aqua
  • Engineered Mesh Upper - Multi-directional mesh material improves ventilation and stability.
  • GEL technology cushioning - Provides excellent shock absorption
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • FLYTEFOAM technology - Provides lightweight cushioning
  • OrthoLite X-55 sockliner - Improves step-in comfort
Bestseller No. 5
ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 22 Lite-Show Running Shoes, 10.5, Metropolis/Pure Silver
  • LITE-SHOW Reflectivity -
  • Engineered monofilament upper -
  • 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.
  • Lightweight AHAR outsole -
Bestseller No. 6
ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 10M, Black/Classic RED
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
  • Reflectivity - Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.
  • Heel Clutching System Technology - Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.
Bestseller No. 7
ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 6, Blue Coast/Skylight
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
  • Reflectivity - Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.
  • Heel Clutching System Technology - Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
  • Plus 3 Midsole Technology - 3mm of additional height on women's models helps relieve achilles tension.
Bestseller No. 8
ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 23 Running Shoes, 11, Digital Aqua/Marigold Orange
  • Engineered mesh upper improves breathability -
  • Forefoot Outsole Wrap - Lateral stability.
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • FLYTEFOAM Technology - Provides lightweight cushioning
Bestseller No. 9
ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 23 Tokyo Running Shoes, 11, Sunrise RED/Black
  • Engineered mesh upper improves breathability -
  • GEL Technology - Cushioning provides excellent shock absorption
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • FLYTEFOAM Technology - Provides lightweight cushioning

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