Developed over two years by a team of scientists and designers at the Asics Institute of Sport Science (ISS) in Kobe, Japan, Metaride is precision engineered to minimize movement in the area where most energy is expended – the ankle joint.
According to Asics, the Metaride is scientifically proven to offer a total reduction of energy loss at the ankle joint by almost one-fifth, a difference that could be seismic for long distance runners who want to achieve their full potential.
The key to the Asics Metaride is the discovery of the Guidesole technology; a precision-shaped curved sole that works by shifting the body weight forward and propelling runners on to give the feeling of effortless motion.
In tests, the Asics Metaride has been scientifically proven against conventional running shoes in the category to reduce total energy loss at the ankle joint where most energy is expended. Another key takeaway is that the Metaride, compared to other shoes running shoes, gives an improved static fit and grip to reduce ankle movement throughout the stride whilst maintaining stability and durability.
You can expect more products from Asics that aim to reduce energy loss in time to come. A more affordably priced version of the Asics Metaride will be released this autumn.
Metaride is now available in Singapore in limited quantities from Asics retail stores at Plaza Singapura, Suntec City, Nex, VivoCity and on asics.com. The shoe retails at S$399.
What are your thoughts on the Asics Metaride? Would you pay S$400 for a pair of running shoes?