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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

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$140
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The open mesh used in the upper provides comfort and breathable coverage.
  • A seamless construction reduces irritation caused by seams and stitches.
  • The color schemes of the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 9 are appealing to look at.
  • Glow-in-the-dark details make it more visible during nighttime runs.
  • The Solyte® mid-sole gives responsive cushioning and support to the runner.
  • The stability given to the mid-foot was appreciated by those who needed it.
  • Traction on wet surfaces is enhanced because of the Wet Grip® outsole.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This running shoe has an expensive price tag.
  • The interior wasn’t comfortable enough for a few runners because it gave caused them blisters.

Bottom line

The Asics Gel Noosa Tri 9 brings comfortable cushioning, stability and breathable coverage to enable the runners to enjoy their running sessions. It’s a great-looking shoe that’s sure to capture the attention of many because of its striking visual flair. Its functionality is dependable, though.


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Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 4132 ratings

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Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 by Runner Choice • Mike Hout • Level 3 expert

    But as with most Asics shoes, it also offers great performance capabilities due to its high quality design.

  • 82 / 100 by Running Maven • Derek Oxley • Level 3 expert

    Appealing as a daily trainer, or race day shoe.

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Updates to Asics Gel Noosa Tri 9

  • The Asics Gel Noosa Tri 9 is an update to a series that is durable and dependable. It is meant to function well on many types of activities, even triathlons. Its radical look makes it very fun to look at, but its efficiency isn’t to be trifled with. It features high quality components and technologies that ensure the safety and comfort of the wearer.
  • The fabric that’s used for this model has an open construction, which means that it can actually provide comfort and protection to the dimensions of the foot while also allowing air to circulate in the foot-chamber. It’s a great way for the runner to keep on performing long without feeling warm while wearing the shoe. The use of shocking hues and shades enable eyes to notice this one, but the inclusion of glow-in-the-dark coating makes it more visually endearing.
  • The mid-sole unit of the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 9 utilizes a lightweight foam unit that is durable at the same time. It is responsive enough to allow runners to move naturally through the gait cycle, and it’s springy enough to easily propel runners forward during the toe-off. The Gel® Cushioning System has been added to the front and rear of the mid-sole.
  • The outsole unit has been optimized to be able to provide grip even on wet surfaces. Durable AHAR® covers crucial sections that are prone to wear and tear, and the DuraSponge® adds a bit of cushioning to the toe-off, but the Wet Grip® technology lets runners be more efficient when tackling slippery and wet ground.

Asics Gel Noosa Tri 9 size and fit

The Asics Gel Noosa Tri 9 has a standard running shoe length. It comes in sizes that follow the regular measurements to which men and women and most accustomed. The available width is medium, therefore allowing it to welcome the runners who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape adheres to the natural shape of the human foot.


Outsole

AHAR® or Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber is a durable material that’s placed in critical areas of the outsole where abrasion and wear are most likely to happen. It shields those sections of the sole unit from potential damage.

DuraSponge® is blown rubber that’s placed in the forefoot area. It helps in cushioning to the foot during its preparation for the toe-off, then springy the foot up nicely as a way to assist the motion.

The Wet Grip® Technology uses a blend of natural and inorganic materials, and it’s made to provide responsible traction over wet surfaces.


Midsole

The Solyte® is a full-length foam unit that is lightweight and durable. It provides responsible cushioning to the runner, making sure to keep the foot well-supported throughout the running session.

The Gel® Cushioning System is made of a gel-like compound that’s meant to protect the foot from the impact forces during the landing phase of the running cycle. Placed in the rear and front of the platform, it absorbs shock during the foot strike and the toe-off.

The Dynamic DuoMax Support System provides stability and support to the mid-foot. It prevents the excessive rolling in of the foot when running, while keeping it in a balanced stance at all times.

Moisture management and breathable support are added to the mid-sole via the Perforated Sock Liner. It also improves the cushioning received by the runner.


Upper

Open Mesh is a breathable fabric that makes up the main cover system of the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 9. It enables air to seamlessly enter the shoe in order to keep the foot cool and dry.

Elastic laces allow the runner to adjust the fit of the shoe more quickly. It doesn’t easily unravel, too.

A seamless design makes the upper more comfortable to the skin. Unnecessary stitching or add-ons are absent here, making the upper more agreeable to the natural movement of the wearer’s foot.

Glow-in-the-dark print makes the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 9 more visible at night. It’s a helpful way to let the runner be seen when running under low-light conditions.