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.

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.


Same as with the popular Asics Gel Kayano 25, the shoe uses the AHAR® or Asics High Abrasion Resistant Rubber which 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.


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.


Open Mesh is a breathable fabric that makes up the main cover system of the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 9 and also the latest version of the shoe, the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 11. 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.


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Top 27% Asics running shoes
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