Verdict from 69 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Majority of Cosmoracer MD users like this track and field shoe from Asics for its great value for money.
  • Most of the wearers are pleased that the spike plate is stiff. They say it makes the shoe a great transitional shoe for middle-distance races.
  • Many users say they love the different colorways that the Cosmoracer MD comes in.
  • The pyramid spikes in the shoe are easy to put in and remove, stated a couple of users. They also added that the spikes offer good traction during their runs.
  • Some wearers commented that the shoe is lightweight, thus making it very comfortable to run in.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users had observed that the shoe fits fine, just that it comes a little too narrow.
  • One wearer claims that the shoe is a bit snugger than she would like it to be.

Bottom line

The Asics Cosmoracer MD is a unisex middle distance track shoe that is loaded with advanced technologies in a lightweight and cushioned package. The majority of its wearers are raving about its comfort and overall performance. Very few negative remarks about the shoe are heard of, which makes this track and field running shoe from Asics, a must-have for middle distance track athletes.

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Good to know

Use - The CosmoRacer MD is a race-specific track spike, ideally suited for runners seeking optimal performance for over the middle distance events of 800 and 1500m.

Spike Type - The shoe's spike plate features ¼ inch pyramid spikes. They are known to enhance an athlete's performance, and it also offers excellent durability.

Spike Plate - The Cosmoracer MD uses a full-length Pebax spike plate that delivers both structure and power.

The Asics Cosmoracer MD features a Solyte midsole which has an ultralight, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning to the shoe.

It also uses a Pebax Spike Plate, which has a decoupled polymer plate in the forefoot for lightweight flexibility.

One of the remarkable features of the Cosmoracer MD is the SharkDuo. It is located in the heel area, and it is a textured thermoplastic unit that offers increased grip on various track surfaces.

The Asics Cosmoracer MD, although available in men’s shoe sizes, it is a unisex track and field shoe. Women users are suggested to go 1.5 sizes down from their usual shoe measurement to get their right fit. The Cosmoracer MD is also known to have a medium to narrow heel and a toe box that runs medium in width. Despite these suggestions based on online reviews from other users of the Cosmoracer MD, it is still advised to get the best fit by visiting one’s nearest running specialty shop to get an accurate measurement.

The Cosmoracer MD’s outsole uses the Pebax Spike Plate on its outsole. It is designed with a decoupled polymer plate, and it is strategically placed in the forefoot for lightweight flexibility and stability. The Pebax Spike Plate is also strategically designed to provide the shoe its rigidity and power. A similar spike plate could be found in the Nike Zoom Rival M 9.

The shoe’s outsole contains four spike receptacles per shoe for optimal traction and control.

Working in unison is the SharkDuo technology, which is found in the heel area of the shoe. It is a textured thermoplastic unit for increased grip on various track surfaces.

The shoe's midsole is incorporated with a Solyte foam, which is a full-length midsole material for increased energy return and responsive underfoot cushioning.

It helps improves the shoes' bounce-back abilities and also helps in decreasing midsole breakdown. This, in turn, offers a cushioned platform to ensure efficiency at high speeds.

The upper construction of the Asics Cosmoracer MD is made with a lightweight mesh material that is responsible for the shoe's breathability. It lets in the fresh air, allowing it to permeate the interior, keeping the foot cool and comfortable as the wearer runs down the track.

Integrated alongside this feature, is the seamless overlays. These overlays create a more snug and comfortable fit for lightweight performance. It also helps in locking in the foot in place for a secure fit and feel while acting upon torsion to maintain the shoes' shape and form.


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