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WeightMen: 10.6ozWomen: 8.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 7mmWomen: 7mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 31mmWomen: 31mm
Forefoot heightMen: 24mmWomen: 24mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard, Wide
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Updates to Asics Gel Scram 2
- A very simple and reliable trail shoe in the Gel Scram gets minimal changes in its 2nd installment. The most evident modification is the inclusion of substantial forefoot protection in the form of a prominent overlay. This will be very handy as it boosts the protection against the harsh trail surfaces.
- Another overlay extends from the midfoot to the forefoot to improve the fit and security of the foot while running on uneven terrains. Asics is also using flatter laces with better grip so they hold on all throughout the race. The mesh is now made of sturdier material than before.
Asics Gel Scram 2 size and fit
Asics retained much the fit of the original version. It is comfortably snug from the heel to the forefoot. One thing has changed though, as the new model is no longer half a size smaller like the past model. As long as the right size is availed, runners with medium to narrow feet will find the fit very comfortable. Available widths are medium and wide. The sizing options are from 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.
The outsole of the Asics Scram 2 uses Asics’ renowned AHAR rubber for proven durability, particularly in high-impact areas. There are also numerous reversed lugs that dot the underfoot for exceptional traction on moderately difficult trails. The Gel Nimbus 21, one of Asics' most popular running shoes, also utilizes the AHAR technology in its outsole.
The Rearfoot Gel Cushioning System is the most prominent technology in the midsole. This is a silicon-based material that is dependable in providing shock-absorbing features and cushioning. Asics uses the sole to balance the positioning of the foot to help mild overpronators have a stable run.
A mesh upper for breathability and overlays for structural support are the main elements of the upper. Inside the shoe is a cushioned sockliner that can be replaced with custom orthotics. Enhanced comfort comes in the form of soft textile and mesh lining while both the ankle collar and tongue are slightly padded.