No cost restraints, no time restraints, and no limitations – that’s, apparently, the directive ASICS gave its team at the ASICS Institute of Sport Science (ISS) when they developed their latest shoe. The result is the ASICS MetaRun, a long-distance running shoe that boasts “five groundbreaking technologies” that allow it to adapt to individual requirements from the start of a run up to the finish.
Aimed at distance runners of all levels, the shoe is designed to adapt and contour according to each runner’s individual style, providing a genuinely dynamic and responsive experience. No, it won’t quite shape-shift like a Transformer (I know, a man can hope), but the patented technologies that make up this technical footwear should be able to alter the wear and performance enough on the fly to make your runs feel like the best they’ve ever been.
The Asics MetaRun uses a new midsole called FlyteFoam, which is lightweight (55 percent lighter than industry standard), durable, and resilient, with organic fibers that bounce back into its original shape in the space of each stride. A new carbon reinforced adaptive stability system called AdapTruss is also onboard, allowing the shoe to flex safely but become rigid once the foot rolls in a little too much, helping reduce the medial force impact on the foot. There’s also the sloped DUOMAX dual density midsole that adjusts smoothly to dynamic motion, an optimized upper that features a one-layer engineered mesh for a glove-like fit, and high levels of shock absorption, courtesy of high-tech gels cut in the most efficient shapes. And the darn thing looks good on top of it all, too.
Slated for availability November 28th, the ASICS MetaRun is priced at $250.