2 November 2014

Footwear & Apparel

Find the right ASICS Shoe for you.

A comfortable running shoe is a shoe that fits, but finding one is not always easy. As you are about to spend a lot of time in a pair of shoes, it's worth the effort of getting to know your personal running style in order to find a pair of ASICS running shoes that are perfect for you. We recommend you visit your local ASICS Running Expert Store.

Below are some tips to help you get started

1. Intended use

How will you be training will you be road running, running on a purpose-built track or perhaps on a forest trail? All these surfaces require a different kind of shoe. Another basic distinction is between racing and training shoes, some runners like to train in a more supportive shoe and race in a lighter weight shoe on race day.

2. Pronation type

Pronation is the term used for the way your foot rolls when you walk and run. Essentially, when buying any kind of sport shoe, you should know your pronation type first. Each shoe on the market is suitable for a type of pronation.

You can find out what your pronation type is by getting an expert gait analysis done for you at an ASICS Running Expert store.

 3. Length of the shoe

 Keep an open mind with your shoe size and remember the following: your foot will need more room the more you run.

 The further you run the more your foot will naturally expand. This means it's wise to have just a little extra room in your shoe.

 4. Width of the shoe

 The width of your shoe is equally as important as the length when it comes to a good fit. People are not always built in perfect proportion and often have wider or narrower feet than the 'norm'.

 5. Weight

 Weight refers to two things:

• The runner’s weight - if you are a heavy or bigger built runner then you may need a shoe with a lot of support

• The shoe’s weight – generally, since you are going to be wearing your shoes for many kilometres, the lighter they are the better

 6. Socks

When you are buying shoes try them on in the evening (when your foot is slightly bigger) and try them on with running socks. There is a wide range available, with socks which are specifically designed for running and vastly improve the feeling of comfort and support inside the shoe.

Click here to view the latest range of ASICS Footwear

ASICS - True Sport Performance Since 1949

Born in Japan, ASICS is at the forefront of the global sports market.  Highly regarded for technical superiority and rigorous quality, ASICS is undisputedly the leading sports performance brand for the true sports people and professional athletes alike.  By creating the best products for runners with research from ASICS Institute of Sport Science in Kobe plus 60 years experience of technical innovations, we continue to create the most technical shoes in the world.  These standards have put the company in good stead since 1949 and will remain hallmarks of the brand as it innovates and develops well into the 21st century.

At ASICS we believe comfort equals performance, that's why both our footwear and apparel is always designed with the runners comfort and support requirements in mind.

To view the full range of ASICS footwear and apparel visit www.asics.co.nz

 

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