DiscontinuedUpdate: Asics Conviction X 2
Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
Cross-trainingMulti-purpose training shoes which can be used for a wide variety of exercises. See *cross-training shoes*
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
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.
WeightMen: 11ozWomen: 9oz
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 dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
Heel heightMen: 10mmWomen: 9mm
Forefoot heightMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
Release dateJan 2017
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They have all the features to keep up and even best the top brands in most areas.
A minimalist shoe with excellent sensitivity, and acceptable performance on running and light weightlifting workouts.
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.
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.
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.
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.