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.
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 dropWomen: 8mm
Heel heightWomen: 14mm
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Updates to Asics Gel-Fit Yui 2
- The Asics Gel-Fit Yui 2 is engineered for women who enjoy working out in studios or indoor gyms. The upper is made of lightweight and breathable materials that maintain a comfortable temperature inside the shoe.
- The sole unit utilizes materials that keep the inside dry and aerated. It uses an Ortholite lasting and an Ortholite sockliner. Both components draw moisture away to keep the inside well-ventilated. The midsole also serves as the main outsole though some areas are reinforced with an extra layer of AHAR, or Asics High Abrasion Rubber.
- The heel uses an extra GEL cushioning. It helps to absorb shock during heel strike to prevent injuries or discomfort.
Asics Gel-Fit Yui 2 size and fit
This Asics trainer accommodates the unique shape and dynamics of women’s feet. It generally runs true to size and comes in US sizes 5 to 12. It is only available in a B - Medium width profile.
The midsole of the Asics Gel-Fit Yui 2 doubles as the main outsole. The compound endures the wear and tear of training indoors. It also has shallow flex grooves that facilitate natural foot flexion.
High-friction areas such as the toes, the lateral and medial sides of the forefoot, and the heel are reinforced with AHAR. This material enhances traction of the outsole. It is also hard-wearing and protects parts of the midsole from shredding.
The midsole is made of the Ortholite lasting. This material is plush to provide comfort when worn for extended periods. It is breathable and has moisture management properties that help to keep the inside ventilated.
The rearfoot utilizes the GEL technology cushioning system. This material attenuates shock upon impact and returns to its original state during midstance, ready for the next step.
On top of it all is the Ortholite sockliner. This component not only adds another layer of shock absorption but also enhances breathability and moisture management inside the shoe. It helps in maintaining a comfortable environment during workout sessions.
The Asics Gel-Fit Yui 2 employs a lightweight textile. This mesh fabric keeps the foot supported and aerates the foot chamber.
Synthetic overlays line the quarters, the outside of the collar, and the rearfoot. They form panels on the quarter which integrate with the lacing system. When the laces are tightened, the quarters are drawn closer to the foot and intensify support during side-to-side movements.
The back features a fully-integrated fit system that wraps the heel. It delivers a customized fit which ensures that the foot is locked down during training.
The collar and the tongue are both lightly padded. The tongue protects the instep against the pressure created by the laces. As for the collar, it keeps the ankle comfortable and prevents the heel from accidentally slipping out during workout sessions.