Highlights of the Asics Conviction X

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.

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.

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.

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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.