Who should buy the Asics Amplica

  • An affordable option for entry-level level road runners (with neutral pronation) who are training for their first race.
  • A solid option for experienced runners who are looking for a secondary shoe for daily mileage training or uptempo runs.

Asics Amplica logo

Highly resistant to abrasion

AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Rubber) covers the contact points of the heel and forefoot sections. This material is highly resistant to abrasion and it has been used in several Asics running shoes like the Asics GT 1000 7 and GT 2000 7. 

Asics Amplica surface contact

Its job is to keep the midsole safe from the debilitating effects of surface contact. The forefoot of the Asics Amplica’s external pad features a set of flex grooves.

Amplica provides comfortable cushioning

These shallow depressions are meant to encourage the platform to bend in conjunction with the foot as it gears itself towards the toe-off.

Asics Amplica cushioning

The AmpliFoam is a technology that’s configured to give comfortable cushioning and enabled toe-offs. This compound has a soft texture, but it’s built to be resilient enough to propel the foot forward with energy.

Maintains a cool and dry interior 

It can be flexed mildly to help in the natural rolling motion of the gait. A sock liner is placed above the AmpliFoam midsole. This removable piece is made of lightweight ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). Its job is to add a bit more underfoot support.

Asics Amplica engineered mesh

The upper unit of the Asics Amplica makes use of engineered mesh, which is a lightweight textile that has a seamless construction. It encourages environmental air to maintain a cool and dry interior for the foot.

Asics Amplica provides secure coverage

Overlays made of synthetic material are printed onto the façade. These add-ons help in providing secure coverage. The lateral side has the brand logo while the medial side has the word ‘Asics’ emblazoned on it.

Asics Amplica semi-flat laces

Semi-flat laces adorn this running companion. These fabric cords go through print-reinforced eyelets and a lace-anchor on the tongue unit. They’re meant to adjust the tightness or looseness of the fit.

Wear without socks

The padded tongue and collar are responsible for cushioning the topmost dimensions of the foot, including the instep, the ankles, and the Achilles tendon. These parts are also meant to prevent accidental shoe removals.

Asics Amplica padded tongue and collar

A seamless and breathable lining allows the Asics Amplica to be worn without socks. It fundamentally averts skin irritation and hot spots.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10oz / Women 6.8oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: Men 10mm / Women 9mm
Heel height: Men 18mm / Women 17mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.