Who should buy the Asics Conviction X

Shielded against wear and tear during intense workouts, the Asics Conviction X is a solid option if: 

  • You are looking for a shoe sensitive enough for quicker adjustment during functional training.
  • You are into a wide array of training exercises.
  • You are looking for a shoe that can sustain rope climbs.

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Multi surface-optimized outsole

The Asics High Abrasion Rubber is placed throughout the entire outsole of the shoe to provide exceptional durability and grip on any surface. It is designed to be dense and flat to accommodate weightlifting exercises. This component has been carried over to the next iteration of the shoe, the Asics Conviction X 2.

Asics Conviction X Outsole

Stabilized midsole

The midsole of the shoe utilizes a perforated sock liner to optimize moisture drainage and ensure better breathability.

A thin and stiff insole combined with a minimalist heel-to-toe drop of 4mm aim to provide a steady platform. It helps athletes in transmitting the force of the movement and making foot adjustments faster.

The Conviction X jumped into the latest craze of adding the external TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) heel counter, which serves as an extra stabilizer for the rear foot during agile movement and heavy lifting.

Asics Conviction X Midsole

Breathable upper

The upper makes use of a Seamless Construction, which eliminates the chance of irritation and friction, offering a smoother and more comfortable feel. A mesh fabric was placed in the toe box area for enhanced comfort and breathability.

Asics Conviction X Upper

Abrasion-resistant panels

Increased durability of the upper is ensured by the Rhynoskin synthetic leather in the quarter panels of the shoe. It is an abrasion and tear resistant material which is especially helpful in protecting the shoe during rope climbs.

Asics Conviction X Rhynoskin Upper

Snug lace system

The lacing system meets the standard lace regulatory requirements to provide a snug and lockdown fit. There is also a fitted-in pocket called Integrated Lace Garage that allows the wearer to tuck in the laces.

Asics Conviction X Lace system

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 11oz / Women 9oz
Drop: 4mm
Update: Asics Conviction X 2
Use: Crossfit / Gym / Cross-training
Heel height: Men 10mm
Forefoot height: 6mm
Width: Normal

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.