Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Triathlon
Weight: Men: 6.6oz | Women: 5.4oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 6mm | Women: 6mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 14mm | Women: 13mm
Forefoot height: Men: 8mm | Women: 7mm
Brand: Asics
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $100
Colorways: Blue
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  • An extremely light and minimal running shoe gets a very slight makeover in the 2nd version of the Noosa Fast. It features a new seamless upper that is sure to significantly reduce risks of irritation and hot spots. Asics also made the upper more adaptable to the runner’s foot to really mimic barefoot running.
  • Athletes and runners who are always on the go will find the new lace garage a very handy new feature in this model. They can easily stow away the lace for security upon tying it.
  • Asics slightly improved the outsole as well. There is a deeper Guidance Line or cut from the heel to the forefoot. The shoe’s flexibility and transition get an upgrade through this update.

The Asics Gel Noosa Fast 2 has the fit and feel of the original version. It has a standard fit that cradles the heel, midfoot, and forefoot. The toe box offers just enough space for the toes to splay. Most runners usually find this type of fit to their liking. Available sizes are 5-19 for the men’s and 4-15 for the women’s.

Just like the popular Asics Patriot 10, the shoe uses a web-like configuration of the rubber treads that is covered with AHAR rubber which gives the outsole sufficient grip and excellent durability. Asics sprinkled the underfoot with blown rubber compound for enhanced traction.

Like most of the premium neutral running shoes built for speed by Asics, the midsole presents the top-of-the line Solyte. Asics claims that the foam is lighter than regular EVA and its own SpEVA. It is usually used in high-performance shoe as this is an incredibly light, durable, and responsive midsole. As this is slightly firmer than most of the midsole foams in Asics’ lineup, it gives runners a very nice base during take offs. The iconic Gel cushioning system is a silicon-based material located in the heel for shock attenuation. Asics made the midsole with vents for enhanced breathability. There are several perforations in the midsole that act as the shoe’s drainage system.

The new seamless upper offers excellent breathability and flexibility to adapt to the runner’s foot shape. Synthetic overlays add adequate structure and support. Asics uses a removal, perforated, and shock-absorbing insole. A traditional lace up closure enhances fit and comfort. Triathletes have the option of using elastic laces for super quick transitions.