ASICS MetaRide Review: Will This Shoe Change the Game for Long Distance Runs?

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Run further, and with waaayyy less effort, in cushion built to take your long distance training into the future with the all new, groundbreaking ASICS MetaRide.

ASICS aims to change the long distance running game with the MetaRide. This innovative shoe is the brainchild of ASICS’ best-of-the-best team of designers and scientists at the ASICS Institute of Sport Science in Kobe, Japan. Their goal? To make long distances cushier, more comfortable and virtually effortless. Let’s dive in to learn more about the MetaRide:

WHAT THEY ARE:

Ultra-Comfy, Neutral Cushioning Running Shoes

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THE ASICS METARIDE:

If distance running is your jam, get ready to hit the road in a shoe that truly feels like no other, the ASICS MetaRide. Designed for max training efficiency, the first thing you’ll notice (once you get past this shoe’s standout looks) is the way your foot quickly springs forward with every toe off. That’s because there’s a wavy rocker popping you forward from right behind your arch. This creates super fluid transitions from heel-to-toe to help you preserve energy step by step, mile after mile. And if you’re a fan of breathing (most of us are) your toes are going to love how breezy that well-executed knit upper feels, especially on the home stretch.

WHO THEY’RE FOR:

Designed especially for neutral runners, these cutting-edge shoes focus on three main things – efficiency, cushion and fit. And, boy, do they nail it on all three. The combo of a responsive FlyteFoam™ sole and visible GEL™ cushioning at the back and ball of your foot make this a powerhouse of comfort for a truly luxurious feel. However, if you’ve got flat feet, you may find that the rocker arch support feels a little wonky if it doesn’t sit right where you need it. That means overpronators will definitely want to try these on before making a commitment.

WHY YOU WANT ‘EM:

Of course race day is important but we all know it’s the miles you put in beforehand that take you to the finish line. Make an investment that will help you get there less fatigued. Use them as your go-tos when you’re in the height of your marathon training and they’ll help you go further than you dreamed. Some runners who tested the MetaRide shared they had to get used to focusing on the feel of running heel-to-toe, but once they got into a groove, they found that they loved the cushiony, comfy and propulsive feel of the shoe.

RUNNER REVIEW: GET THE RUNDOWN FROM MIKE KOFUZI

See what Chicagoan and avid shoe tester, Mike Kofuzi has to say about the ASICS MetaRide:

CUSHION LEVEL:

Level 5 Max Cushioning

 

Weight:

Men’s 10.8 oz. | Women’s 8.8 oz.

Want to know for sure if the ASICS MetaRide are the right shoes for you? Take 2-3 minutes to run through our online SHOE FIT FINDER. You can also call 800.551.5558 or drop by your hometown store and we’ll guide you through your personal fitting.

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