This brand new model is aimed at neutral runners seeking a more energetic ride than what a softly cushioned shoe typically provides. It’s a big step for ASICS, which has made a name for itself with super cushy neutral shoes and light stability models. With a combination of moderately soft and higher-density foams, this shoe produces a decidedly comfortable but snappy ride at all speeds, from slower recovery jogs all the way up to tempo runs. It maintains a thick gel-enhanced crash pad and a traditionally snug fit, but it has a noticeably firmer midsole and a more responsive ride.
Weights: 10.7 oz. (men’s), 8.7 oz. (women’s)
Heel-Toe Offset: 10mm; 21mm (heel), 11mm (forefoot)