Asics Gel DS Trainer XI

Designed especially for the elite or performance orientated runner who seeks the ultimate in lightweight shoes for faster paced training. They incorporate special weight reducing technical features such as DuoSole,the Trusstic system and minimal reinforcement materials for lightweight support and greater flexibility.

MSRP : US$100
Weight : 8.9 oz / 252 gm
Features : Gel®, DuoMax®, Trusstic System™, I.G.S.®, SpEVA®, AHAR+, PHF™, Biomorphic Fit™

Recommended for runners looking for a high end lightweight shoe with a touch of stability.

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Asics Gel Kinsei

The much anticipated new shoes from Asics : Gel Kinsei (キンセイ - Golden Star) will be on sale from Jan 2006. This shoe is belived to be listed as a stable neutral shoe as there isn't any pronation controlling feature in the shoe other than a slight difference in the density of the medial gel columns as to the lateral gel columns.

With the Kinsei, Asics is using a brand new material know as "Solyte", which acoording to Asics is a much lighter midsole material then their current EVAs.

The visually stunning Discrete Heel Unit takes the Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®) to another level by creating our highest degree of shock attenuation and stability. The Discrete Heel Unit has an infinite ability to adapt because there are many different parts interrelating, but with the ability to work independently. The cushioning and stability parameters of the shoe are provided by separate and very interactive rearfoot GEL columns.

The upper of the new GEL-Kinsei defines the soul of the shoe: fast, edgy, and technical. The highlight of the upper is a newly developed, Japanese mesh called Spacemaster-UV1 . Conceived by observing the unique properties of marine coral, Spacemaster-UV is very breathable, remarkably strong, and is about 30% lighter than regular polyester mesh. The materials used in Spacemaster-UV provide much better UV shielding by not only absorbing but also reflecting the sun’s heat rays.

MSRP : US$165
Weight : 13.0 oz / 368 gm
Features : Gel®, Space Trusstic System™, Spacemaster-UV, I.G.S.®, , AHAR+, PHF™, Solyte™, Biomorphic Fit™

Recommended for runners with normal to high arches looking for a highly-cushioned shoe with top-end features.

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Mizuno Wave Rider 9

Smooth Transition from Heel to Toe. Favorites of the high-mileage runner seeking a true cushioned trainer who has a small to medium frame with medium to high arches. SmoothRide extended wave plate for a super smooth rideLateral flex grooves in heel give you great flexibility VS-1 in heel provides cushion mile after mileNew collar lining is super comfortable. New extended Composite Parallel Wave technology provides maximum cushioning and shock absorption.

MSRP : US$90
Weight : 12.7 oz / 360 gm
Features : VS-1™, Intercool™, X-10™, Wave Technology®, AIRmesh™, SmoothRide™, AP Midsole™

Recommended for small to medium frame runners with medium to high arches looking for a shoe with excellent ride.

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Asics Gel Kayano XII

Gender-specific Running Shoes : Space Trusstic System and components in the midsole are different for both man's and woman's to accommodate the differences in anatomy and function.

GEL-Kayano XII continues to deliver the very best Asics innovative technology, delivering the ultimate blend of cushioning and support. The GEL-Kayano XII is one of three shoes from ASICS that will feature the all-new Solyte™ midsole material. Solyte is not EVA, but a new material that is significantly lighter than ASICS standard EVA and SpEVA, yet, provides improved cushioning and durability. Hidden, or not so hidden, in the new Solyte midsole is a newly designed forefoot Twist GEL® Cushioning System. This “Twist” GEL is under the ball of the foot with two irregularly shaped struts that extend laterally, and are visible through the midsole. Lastly, under the midfoot, there is a re-designed Space Trusstic™ System with new ‘V’ trusses. These ‘V’ trusses provide greater torsional support without comprising the deformation and pliability of the arch area, giving the wearer enhanced support along with a more comfortable ride.

MSRP : US$135
Weight : 12.6 oz / 357 gm
Features : Gel®, Space Trusstic System™, I.G.S.®, DuoMax®, AHAR+, PHF™, Biomorphic Fit™, Solyte™

Recommended for runners with normal to low arches looking for a supportive high-end stability and highly cushioned shoe.

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Saucony Grid Triumph 3

The Grid Triumph 3 running shoe is developed for neutral runners looking for cushioning from the heel strike to toe off. Medial Arch-lock enhances the upper fit. Premium sockliner improves step in comfort and icushioning. Impulse EVA midsole with Grid™ cushioning system provides increased responsiveness and durability. HRC™ Strobel Board increases cushioning and comfort. E.A.S.™ System cushions and isolates heel impact. SRC™ XTRA cushioning system adds smooth toe off.

MSRP : US$115
Weight : 12.9 oz / 366 gm
Features : Impulse EVA, Grid™, E.A.S.™, SRC™ XTRA

Recommended for bigger runners with normal to high arches looking for a well-cushioned shoe.

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