Labelled as ASICS’ most technologically-advanced running shoe ever, the METARIDE is as steezy as it is fast. Developed over two years by a team of designers and scientists at the ASICS Institute of Sport Science in Kobe, Japan, the runner is designed to minimise movement in the ankle area, where the most energy is lost during each stride.
Cutting-edge GUIDESOLE cushioning is the technology of choice, reducing total energy loss at the ankle joint by almost one-fifth, according to ASICS’ team. There’s also FlyteFoam for propulsion, GEL for cushioning, and an advanced eyelet structure for next-level lockdown.
Blessed with a slick black upper and aggressive red sole unit, the sneaker has not only been a hit amongst runners, but also on the runways. The ASICS METARIDE is available now for $250 at ASICS retailers.