This is the philosophy that drives ASICS as an athletic brand, and that desire to support athletes stands behind every pair of shoes it designs. Being a major player across multiple sports, like track and field, running, volleyball, and wrestling, ASICS has proven itself time and time again as an innovative and cutting-edge athletic brand. When choosing a new pair of shoes, it pays to understand the technology that's backing you. So, we're breaking down ASICS' top shoe features so that you can make the best choice for your game.
Building a successful workout starts at the top. So does the perfect shoe — that's why ASICS starts by providing top-of-the-line technology in their uppers to keep you comfortable and focused on your sport. By combining multidirectional stretch mesh with supportive reinforcements that adapt to your foot, ASICS' FluidFit™ upper technology creates a customized, glove-like fit that moves with you through any sport or workout.
Laces also play a big role in how your shoes fit. ASICS' wrestling shoes utilize an Integrated Lace Garage to contain your shoes' laces in a way that's comfortable and meets competition standards. The brand's running and training shoes use independently placed Discrete Eyelets that evenly disperse lace tension across the top of your foot, giving you the most comfortable, distraction-free fit possible.
ASICS' Heel Clutching System™ secures your heel and keeps your foot firmly in place, eliminating slippage as you run, lift, and train, while a ComforDry™ sockliner with anti-odor properties creates a cooler, drier, and healthier environment for your foot.
ASICS really packs a punch when it comes to midsole technologies. No matter your gait type or sport, ASICS has you covered with multiple cushioning features to absorb impact and encourage more natural movement.
When it comes to absorbing impact, you can't beat ASICS' Solyte®, SpEVA®, and GEL® Cushioning Systems. Solyte and SpEVA cushioning are both light weight and durable, improving bounce-back and energy return, while also slowing midsole breakdown for a more comfortable, longer-lasting shoe. GEL units in the heel and forefoot of most shoes absorb and disperse shock evenly during both impact and toe-off, combining with ASICS' Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) to encourage natural movement through your gait cycle. This is especially important for runners, who endure the repetitive motion and stress of impact.
For athletes who need additional support, ASICS created the DuoMax® Support System. This dual-density midsole provides softer cushioning to absorb impact and denser cushioning for extra structure that stabilizes your foot.
The finishing touch to any athletic shoe is the outsole. In ASICS' wrestling shoes, it uses either a full-length or split-sole, gum rubber outsole to help you grip and explode off the mat, giving you an edge over the competition.
Running and training shoes utilize ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR®) in critical areas of the outsole for durability where you need it most, without adding unnecessary weight that could slow you down.
From start to finish and top to bottom, ASICS always has the athlete in mind when creating athletic shoes. Whether you're a runner, wrestler, volleyball player, or anything in between, ASICS shoes have the technology and features you need to get a leg up on the competition and take your game to the next level.