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
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: 12.2ozWomen: 10.2oz
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: 10mm
Forefoot heightMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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Updates to Asics Conviction X 2
- The Asics Conviction X 2 is made with CrossFit in mind. It is crafted with light yet durable materials that allow the wearer to push through and beat their personal records. It borrows a lot of the technologies used in its predecessor such as the durable RynoSkin material in the upper unit. It still sports a seamless construction which ensures all-day comfort as there are no seams inside that could irritate the foot.
- The Lace Garage is still present at the tongue. This hood-like structure ensures that the laces are completely hidden and don’t get in the way when the user is training.
- Another feature taken from the old model is the AHAR outsole. It is said to be more durable compared to the traditional rubber. It also offers traction on various surfaces and absorbs shock to keep the foot comfortable.
- Inside is a perforated sockliner. This thin material aims to absorb shock and keep the foot chamber well-ventilated during intense workouts.
Asics Conviction X 2 size and fit
The Asics Conviction X 2 accommodates the foot shape and dynamics of both men’s and women’s feet. The men’s version is available in US sizes 7.5 to 13, while the women’s variant comes in sizes 6 to 12. As for the width, it is only obtainable in D - Medium and B - Medium for men and women, respectively. If unsure of the size, click on the ‘Find Your True Fit’ link on the brand’s website product page. It helps consumers get an accurate size by obtaining information on the user’s past shoes.
The outsole of the Asics Conviction X 2 is made of the AHAR, which stands for Asics High Abrasion Rubber. This compound is engineered to be more durable compared to regular rubber. It also absorbs shock to keep the foot comfortable. It features a tread pattern that promotes traction in different directions.
The heel section is designed to be flat and firm. It helps to keep the rearfoot steady during weight training.
At the forefoot, a structure of different in color can be found. It is a drainage port with multiple perforations that assist in drawing out moisture from the inside.
The Asics Conviction X 2 employs a removable footbed for its midsole. This textile sockliner has perforations all throughout to keep the foot chamber well-ventilated. It also attenuates shock to prevent discomfort to the foot and other parts of the lower extremities.
Making up the upper of the Asics Conviction X 2 are various components that work together to deliver a lightweight but supportive structure. It is mainly made of mesh which is breathable and keeps the inside aerated. Synthetic overlays are seamlessly incorporated into the fabric to reinforce the high-abrasion areas such as the vamp, the quarters, and the heel. The inside is lined with soft fabric that delivers a great in-shoe feel.
The quarters use an additional technology called Rynoskin. This durable and tear-resistant material endures the wear and tear associated with intense workouts such as rope climbs. It creates a panel-like structure that integrates with the lacing system. When the laces are cinched, the panels are drawn closer to the foot, thereby amplifying the lateral support of the upper.
The tongue is lightly padded and keeps the instep free from irritation. The front top of the tongue features the Lace Garage technology. It is a pocket where users can tuck the laces in so that they don’t unravel or get in the way while they are exercising.
Completing the lock-down fit is the plush collar. It prevents the heel from slipping out of the shoe by accident. It also keeps the ankle supported and free from chafing.