The Asics team are trying to innovate in a market that is near saturated with knit uppers and carbon plates. The MetaRide achieves a unique ride with its Guidesole- Asics’ term for their rocker midsole. Their mission behind the design is to create less fatigue for the runner by focusing on “the three main elements of efficiency, cushioning and fit, which will help you run further, in ultra-premium comfort.” Their FlyteFoam Propel sole is intended to preserve energy (as is the goal of most midsoles); the curved outsole is designed to give a smooth transition through the heel to toe.   This shoe would be appropriate for people who have ankle and foot pathology to help facilitate sagittal plane movement.   For more info on the shoe see the ASCIS website.

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