ASICS METASPEED EDGE: CARBON PLATE RUNNING SHOES FOR HIGH CADENCE RUNNERS.
ASICS METASPEED EDGE: carbon plate running shoes for high cadence runners. Our RUNNING SHOES section celebrates the launch of the second sister, which follows the ASICS METASPEED SKY. The brand new ASICS METASPEED Edge is a shoe with carbon plate, designed for a specific style of runner.
With an RRP 250€ a featherweight of 188 grams and a drop of 8mm, it is somewhat lighter and lower to the ground than its sister the Sky. The brand claims through scientific studies improvements greater than 2%, a lot it is…. Let’s go with the presentation of the Asics Metaspeed Edge.
ASICS METASPEED EDGE
ASICS METASPEED: A NEW PROJECT, TWO SISTERS
The two new ASICS shoes, METASPEED Sky and METASPEED Edge, seek to make a difference within the new carbon plate runinng shoes models. To do this, the brand argues, they have been scientifically designed taking into account different running styles: those who prime stride amplitude (Stride) or who prime frequency (Cadence). The new racing shoes want to help elite athletes to reach the top and improve their performance.
According to the brand, it is sought so that it is no longer the athlete who adapts their running style, but ASICS offers these two models so that the shoe adapts to the style of the runner. How did they get here?
METASPEED: TWO SCIENTIFIC STUDIES
The design history of these two new sneakers focuses on a crucial idea from scientists at the ASICS Institute of Sports Sciences. During their research, they realized that the kind of footwear that propelled runners to be the fastest in the world, only favored one type of runner: STRIDE runners, that is, those who have a long run with large periods in suspension and who increase their speed by extending the length of their stride.
This ASICS research showed that these shoes are not fully compatible with elite athletes who prefer the second most important race style, CADENCE, which is characterized by giving smaller strides as it moves around the ground with minimal upward and downward movement. These runners increase their speed by increasing the length of their stride and increasing the number of steps they take per minute.
STUDY RUNNERS STRIDE VS. CADENCE
ISS sports scientists were able to see that athletes perform more when running with sneakers optimized for their running style. Addressing the challenge, ASICS decides to create metaspeed™ Sky models for STRIDE and METASPEED Edge racers for those with a CADENCE style – both specially optimized and tested to improve runner performance for each of them named race styles(1).
This data has been based on research conducted by the ASICS Institute of Sport Science in January 2021 that showed that STRIDE runners perform more with METASPEED™ Sky and CADENCE with METASPEED™ Edge.
The launch of the METASPEED™ Sky and METASPEED™ Edge models means runners no longer have to adjust their running style to fit the shoe they wear. Initial ASICS tests have already shown that METASPEED’s innovation™ could help reduce the number of steps a runner to finish a marathon by more than 1.2% (2), which will give all elite athletes the opportunity to achieve their maximum performance.
This data was based on research conducted by the ASICS Institute of Sport Science in January 2021. The calculation is based on the average steps taken by STRIDE riders when wearing the METASPEED™ Sky shoe during the course of a marathon compared to ASICS’ previous high-end racing shoe, METARACER.
ASICS METASPEED EDGE: DATA SHEET.
- Price 250€ (Same price)
- Ground height 21mm in front – 29mm behind. (28mm-33m for the Sky)
- Drop 8mm (Drop 5mm for Sky.)
- Design mesh instep that favors breathability
- FF BLAST TURBO damping that improves compression and creates a greater feeling of respesta under the feet
- Curved sole design that helps runners conserve more energy at each step
- Carbon plate that guides your foot along the tread and propels it forward
- ASICSGRIP sole
ASICS METASPEED EDGE: HOW DOES IT WORK?
The METASPEED Edge competition shoe seeks to help cadence-type runners go faster, extending the length of their stride and allowing them to control the cadence more easily. This type of runner increase both cadence and stride as they run faster. For them, the energy foam of the midsole and a carbon plate propellant seek to enhance their style helps lengthen their stride and conserve more energy while controlling their rhythm.
According to Asics, we are already seeing concrete improvements Cita as an example that at the Hokkaido-Sapporo Marathon Festival 2021, German anchorager Katerina Steinruck became the first CADENCE-style runner to register an official personal record with the METASPEED Edge, setting a time of 1:10:43 in the half marathon event to get a fourth place. The Japanese brand claims that according to its data, they could help reduce the number of steps of a runner to finish a marathon by approximately 2.6%
METASPEED Edge shoes are now available from today, June 4, 2021.
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