Asics Dynablast: Your budget-friendly, high-end trainer

The Dynablast is an addition to the popular Asics Blast family, which is known for its bouncy midsole and lightweight construction. This brand new silhouette combines a soft platform with responsive cushioning to deliver a comfortable and energetic ride. 

Who is it for? The Asics Dynablast is a neutral shoe that works best for people with a normal running pattern. It is also ideal for runners who supinate (when the bodyweight rolls into the outer edges of the foot). It is a good option for people seeking a high-performance lightweight shoe that does not break the bank. 

Best for? Suitable for a variety of fitness activities, this all-rounder road shoe is designed for running on tracks and paved surfaces. It is a good option for jogging, daily training, and other running workouts. 

Asics Dynablast vs Novablast

Both shoes are designed as daily trainers and feature the FlyteFoam Blast foam, the brand’s new high-rebound foam. But the similarities end there. Here are the critical differences between the two:

Asics Dynablast: toned-down, firmer/stiffer, more traditional

  • price: $110
  • weight: 8.8 oz (249 g)
  • drop: 12 mm
  • heel height: 28 mm

The shoe is better for easy runs and casual walks. It has a softer, more forgiving knit upper, and a roomier toebox but lacks airflow. Overall, the platform feels a bit more stable.

Asics Novablast: more fun, bounce, cushion

  • $130
  • weight: 9.2 oz (260 g)
  • drop: 10 mm
  • heel height: 32 mm

This trainer offers a smoother and springier ride but is more prone to wobbling. Its mesh upper has a firmer hold and is more breathable.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.8oz / Women 7.2oz
Drop: 12mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Asics Dynablast 2
Forefoot height: Men 16mm / Women 15mm
Heel height: Men 28mm / Women 27mm

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