Facts

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  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Men: 11oz
    Women: 9oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm
  • Heel height
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 9mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Jan 2017
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Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A significant number of cross-training enthusiasts applauded the top-notch comfort and the sock-like fit of the Asics Conviction X.
  • The fans of minimalist trainers gave high marks to the sensitivity of the shoe, which allowed for quicker adjustments during functional training.
  • There was a general consensus among the reviewers about the versatility of the shoe, which excelled in all sorts of training activities.
  • Excellent traction capability of the outsole was noted by many users.
  • A tester reported superb durability of the shoe after using it for over 40 tough CrossFit workouts.
  • A handful of reviewers with flat feet appreciated the right amount of arch support in the midsole.
  • Many consumers approved of the Rhynoskin® material in the upper for its ability to sustain rope climbs.
  • A stiff heel combined with a flat and solid platform of the shoe proved to be perfect for weightlifting, according to most athletes.
  • The vast majority of reviewers reported that the shoe offered an agreeable fit.
  • Most users also found the trainer to be very breathable and suitable for hot environments.

5 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of consumers found the fit to be narrow and overly tight.
  • Several athletes argued that the shoe wasn’t stable enough for deadlifting and lacked lateral stability for heavy squats.
  • Many testers warned against running more than a mile in the trainer, especially if one tends to heel strike.
  • A reviewer was disappointed with the absence of ankle support in the shoe.
  • One consumer complained about a squeaky noise made by the plastic sheath.

Bottom line

The Conviction X by Asics came across as a comfortable do-it-all cross-training shoe. Many athletes lauded its shrewd balance of cushioning and minimalism. It appeared to have all the features to keep up with the top brands in the CrossFit world but for a bit lower price. Even though most users found it not so suitable for running or heavy weight lifting, the shoe still proved to be a durable and agile cross-training companion for them.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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71 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | As Many Reviews As Possible

    They have all the features to keep up and even best the top brands in most areas.

  • 55 / 100 | OutdoorGearLab

    A minimalist shoe with excellent sensitivity, and acceptable performance on running and light weightlifting workouts.

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Updates to Asics Conviction X

  • The new Asics Conviction X was designed for a versatile and high-intensive training.
  • The outsole unit of the shoe utilizes AHAR® (Asics® High Abrasion Rubber) in the critical areas for enhanced traction and durability of the shoe.
  • On the upper, the Rhynoskin® synthetic leather serves as a shield against wear and tear during the most intense workouts.

Asics Conviction X size and fit

Both men’s and women’s sizes follow the standard length measurements. The width profiles are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.