ASICS NOVABLAST 3 TR: ASPHALT SOUL FOR COMFORT AND TRAIL SOLE FOR GRIP
ASICS NOVABLAST 3 TR: ASPHALT SOUL FOR COMFORT AND TRAIL SOLE FOR GRIP. Our TRAIL RUNNING SHOES section brings us today a trail dedicated version of the of ASICS NOVABLAST, recently presented here. A running shoe that seeks to be the alternative of traditional foams to the trail running carbon plate shoes.
The shoes come with a price of € 150, a weight of 275 g. and a drop of 8 mm with a stack height of 331mm/23mm. A shoe from the running environment with an adaptation on the sole to enable you to run with the asphalt shoes comfort in the off road areas.
ASICS NOVABLAST 3 TR:
ASPHALT SOUL FOR COMFORT AND TRAIL SOLE FOR GRIP
150€ | 275G. | 8MM DROP
The NOVABLAST™ 3 TR running shoe draws inspiration from a geometric origami feature for the upper and midsole. After making the shoe approx. 30g lighter than the previous version, it’s also equipped this style with improved comfort. Part of our NATURE BATHING Collection, this shoe is inspired by the Japanese phrase, “shirin yoku.”
Its colorway draws inspiration from the calming hues found in nature. Meanwhile, its trail-specific outsole is functional for running on off-road surfaces. A tongue wing construction in the upper helps improve the fit while reducing tongue movement.
This component is reinforced with a more supportive heel design to help guide the foot with more control through your gait cycle. Meanwhile, the midsole’s FF BLAST™ PLUS cushioning helps create a lighter and more responsive feel underfoot.
ASICS NOVABLAST 3 TR: DATA SHEET
- Price: 150€
- Weight: 275g.
- Stack height: 31mm/23mm
- Drop: 8 mm
Jacquard mesh upper
Gusseted tongue wing fit system: Improves the midfoot fit and reduces tongue sliding.
FF BLAST™ PLUS cushioning: Provides lightweight impact absorption and a responsive rebound.
AHAR™ outsole: Improves durability.
ASICS NOVABLAST 3 TR: HIGHLIGHTS
Jacquard mesh upper Provides good comfort and support while keeping feet cool. At least 75% of the shoe’s main upper material is made with recycled materials to reduce waste and carbon emissions.
Its new FLYTEFOAM ™ Blast midsole offers a soft yet receptive feeling under your feet. It gives runners lightness and speed during training or competition. This model is “taller” than most running shoes, and will allow you to enjoy unparalleled comfort in long distance racing. In addition, it stands out for its reactivity, one of the strengths presented by this model. And, if that’s not enough, it has FF propel on the heel of the midsole that provides an absorption impacts function.
The sole of the NOVABLAST running shoe uses ASICS’ well-known AHARPLUS ™ rubber, which offers three times the wear resistance that can be created when contacting the asphalt. A shoe with more traction and more durability with which to make kilometers and kilometers on asphalt. Trampoline-inspired outsole design rovides a more responsive bounce back.
ASICS NOVABLAST 3 TR: CONCLUSIONS
We have here an asphalt shoes, with a “new” designed outsole trail-specific is functional for running on off-road surfaces but obviously not enough to go into the mountains with it.
Based on the infos is a daily door-to-trail shoe, which offers a lot of cushioning and reactivity from the FLYTEFOAM ™ Blast midsole which will be good for medium-high weight runners looking for comfort in not technical terrain.
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The Novablast 3 are my favourite road running shoes of 2022. I just wonder how the stack height will feel when running on trails. I expect the trail version to be bit unstable on technical terrain. Probably great shoes for less technical trail runs though.