Published on July 24th, 2018 | by Start Fitness0
Find The Right Running Shoes: Asics Edition
Carl, our Start Fitness Running specialist, gives his advice on choosing the right footwear type and recommendation on the best Asic trainer for each type.
“Finding the right running shoe can be difficult, there are so many different types and fits it might leave you a little confused. Asics are a brand renowned for their running shoes, offering so many variations to suit almost every running type and it’s so important to get the right running shoe for you. Buying the wrong shoe may result in an injury which could damage your feet long term and nobody wants that! With that in mind, let’s get into the different footwear types and which Asics trainers we recommend.”
STRUCTURE CUSHIONED / STABILITY RUNNING SHOE
Stable not controlling – This running shoe offers a good amount of cushioning and motion control. Built on a straight or semi-curved lasts to offer strong ground contact stability. The combination of these features makes it one of the most popular types of training shoes.
Overpronators should look at this type of shoe.
The Asics shoe of choice: The Asics Gel Kayano 25
NEUTRAL / CUSHIONED TRAINERS
Lighter and faster – This running shoe is lighter with has no motion control. Built on a curved or semi-curved last makes this running shoe built for fast movement with a softer under-foot. Perfect for Neutral runners but we also suggest that Underpronators try this running shoe with plenty of cushioning.
The Asics shoe of choice: Asics Gel Cumulus 20
LIGHTWEIGHT / RACERS SHOES
Responsive and weightless – This shoe type is designed to be lightweight with maximum responsiveness. Offering support and a smooth transition to midstance.
The Asics shoe of choice: Asics DS Trainer 23