The ASICs Corporation is one of the most well-known and widely used athletic shoes available on the market. Like every running shoe brand they always innovate to maintain that market leading position. Asics currently have a variety of athletic shoes with different versions in an attempt to meet the requirements of a wide range of athletes. Each of those models is often updated. Asics recently created a different model to the range, the Metarun. Very little was at first known about the footwear, simply a taster online video on the Asics website and a countdown clock ticking down to a unveiling on November 12 2015. When the clock arrived at zero a tweet was dispatched by the company to a video that revealed further information and the website was refreshed with more on the Metarun. Asics certainly claiming that this is their best ever athletic shoe.
The running shoe goes against the current tendencies of less gadgets and features in running shoes, adding several designs which have patents attached to them. The midsole, termed FlyteFoam, is their lightest and most sturdy midsole material. They discuss “organic fibers” for the highest level of cushioning. The shoe gets its stability from the patented AdaptTruss which is a carbon reinforced adaptive stability system. The “Sloped DUOMAX” is a dual density midsole which is expected to change easily to dynamic motion of the runner. The upper features a glove-like, one-layer Jacquard Mesh as well as MetaClutch exoskeleton external heel counter with a built-in memory foam. There is also a X-GEL hybrid high-tech gel in the midsole to assist shock absorption.
Is it their finest running shoe ever? Time will tell. Runners will vote with their feet once they test the Metarun. There was a little bit of hype in social media before the launch. The Metarun won’t be available until late November and they are going to be expensive and just available in restricted release.