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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 6oz
    Women: 4.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 15mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 9mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The seamless upper construction allows runners to wear it without socks, effectively giving a non-irritating inner environment for the foot.
  • It is a very exceptional triathlon shoe according to many runners.
  • Added breathability is afforded by the Perforated Sock Liner.
  • The Gel Cushioning System in the heel area efficiently absorbs the impact shock when landing the foot on the ground.
  • The Magic Sole reduces the overall weight and maintains reliable ventilation for the interior.
  • The Asics High Abrasion Rubber offers exceptional durability, while the DuraSponge Outsole offers flexibility, more traction and a bit more cushioning.
  • The Gel Hyper Tri 2 is a lightweight model.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that it was one size smaller than their regular sizing schemes.
  • Others noted that the cushioning was sub-par when compared to other shoes of the same ilk.
  • A few thought that the bright colors and the over exuberance of designs on the upper made it unappealing.

Bottom line

The Gel Hyper Tri 2 from Asics is a shoe that’s versatile, and it works well for triathlons, trainings, workouts, and other athletic activities. The shoe provides a better running technique as it is made of a combination of a comfortable, non-irritating upper, a vented, gel-like mid-sole, and a sticky, reliable outsole to improve speed & performance.

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Updates to Asics Gel Hyper Tri 2

  • The Hyper Tri 2 offers a few tweaks in different areas that are sure to enhance the shoe’s overall performance. Asics completely revamped the outsole rubber pattern. There is now a substantial Guidance Line or a cut from the heel to the forefoot for better flexibility and enhanced transition. It also sports the more durable AHAR+ rubber in high-impact areas for durability.
  • The upper gets a bit of a makeover as well. There are substantially lesser overlays for a more adaptive upper. The use of moderate overlays can be seen all the way to the heel as it replaces the stiffer version used in the previous model. While the new setup provides decent support, the heel area is more comfortable and adaptable to the runner’s movement.
  • A molded and slightly padded tongue is the last update. It takes next to skin experience, especially during triathlons, better than ever.

Asics Gel Hyper Tri 2 size and fit

The fit and sizing are standard just like the original Hyper Tri. There is a medium fit of the heel to the forefoot. This will be a natural comfort zone for runners with average foot measurements. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.


Outsole

The outsole features several of Asics’ best technologies. A very durable carbon rubber called AHAR+ is placed in the heel and other areas prone to wear and tear. Going forward, Asics placed blown rubber that it calls DuraSponge Rubber for stickiness in different areas and adds a little bit of cushioning. The Guidance Line or cut in the outsole spanning almost the entire length of the outsole gives the shoe better flexibility and transition.


Midsole

The very popular silicone material, which Asics refers to as the Gel cushioning system is fitted in the heel part of the shoe for shock attenuation. A vented midsole known as Magic Sole provides added breathability without putting on more weight.


Upper

A new seamless upper largely made up of mesh and minimal overlays makes the shoe very breathable with adequate support. The seamless structure reduces risks of irritation as it is recommended for sockless running. For more breathability, a perforated sockliner is located in the interior. The soft fabric enhances comfort. Lastly, elastic laces enable quick and effortless cinching.