DiscontinuedUpdate: Asics Gel-Fit Yui 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
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.
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Updates to Asics Gel Fit Yui
- The Asics Gel Fit Yui was crafted for studio athletes who tackle fast-paced and varied workouts. The upper unit is made of mesh for lightweight and breathable support. The laces are interconnected with the elasticated straps on the sides to provide an adaptable lockdown.
- The Rearfoot GEL system is placed in the midsole. It is meant to provide cushioning and shock absorption for the heel.
- A flat outsole accommodates quick movements and quick changes of direction. The AHAR rubber pods are strategically placed to ensure grip and protection.
Asics Gel Fit Yui size and fit
The Asics Gel Fit Yui caters to female athletes with regular foot dimensions. It is offered in sizes ranging from 5 to 12. It tends to run a bit shorter than most other Asics shoes, so it is advisable to go half-a-size up. Widthwise, the trainer is available in the standard B – Medium profile.
The Asics Gel Fit Yui features a flat outsole with minimal texture for optimum performance on the gym and studio floors. Moreover, it allows for better contact with the surface, and it doesn’t hinder the agility of the wearer.
The outsole is a continuation of the midsole material which is durable and flexible. The AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Rubber) pods reinforce the high-wear areas, such as the heel and toe sections. The compound protects these areas from abrasion while enhancing traction.
Flex grooves are also found on the underside. They aim to make the sole unit more adherent to the natural bending of the foot, giving the wearer more freedom of movement.
The Gel Fit Yui employs a full-length EVA foam. This material works as a buffer to attenuate shock and provide cushioning for the foot. On top of it is a breathable textile footbed which offers soft and contoured support for the foot.
At the heel section is the Rearfoot GEL cushioning system. It enhances the cushioning in this part by minimizing the impact and accommodates a smoother heel-to-toe transition.
The Asics Gel Fit Yui makes use of a combination of mesh, textile, and synthetics to offer a lightweight, breathable and supportive coverage. The mesh is used in the forefoot for flexibility and ventilation. A smooth textile wraps the ankle while a synthetic overlay around the heel heightens the support.
The trainer uses a lace-up closure to secure the foot inside. Elasticated straps on the lateral and medial sides are integrated into the lacing system for a snug, customizable fit. Those who dislike the abundance of additional straps throughout the upper might as well consider the Gel Fit Yui 2, which sports a simplified look and a more traditional lacing system.
The padded tongue and collar deliver additional cushioning throughout the training session. These components secure the uppermost sections of the foot and prevent them from wobbling or feeling any discomfort.