|Weight:||Men: 10.2oz | Women: 8.5oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Heel strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 26mm | Women: 28mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 16mm | Women: 18mm|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Colorways:||Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Pink, Purple, Red|
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- Asics rolls out minimal changes in the Zaraca 4 in order to improve the line’s already superb performance. In this version, a lighter and engineered upper keeps the weight down and enhances the breathability of the shoe.
- Minimalists will love the upper with lesser overlays as the support and structure are still there without hindering their natural movements.
- The comfort is upgraded as Asics uses a more padded tongue that is also more breathable than the past model. As the tongue has more padding, it lessens the risk of irritation or hot spots
Like most shoes designed for speed, the fit of the 4th installment of the Gel Zaraca is quite narrow like the prior version. The snug heel to forefoot dimension ushers a wraparound feel that entices runners to go for speed. This is the kind of fit that favors those with medium to narrow footprint. Asics offers medium width for this shoe. Sizing is a little different as it runs slightly smaller than average. Runners may have to go half a size up to get the best fit. Sizes are from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.
The small tread configuration in the outsole means that the Zaraca 4 works best on the road, gravel, and track. For long-lasting performance, similar to the well known Asics Gel Contend 4, Asics uses the tough and reliable AHAR carbon rubber in this running shoe.
True to its minimalist leanings, the midsole of the shoe is very basic. It uses a full-length EVA to provide decent cushioning and durability. Cradling the heel in this shoe is the Rearfoot Gel Cushioning System. Asics’ patented silicon based cushioning disperses shock and converts the impact of landings into dynamic returns.
A new engineered mesh combines light, breathable, and durable coverage. With fewer overlays, support and structure are adequately provided by a welded overlay that covers the entire shoe. It is the same overlay that provides unobtrusive heel support. Asics utilizes the ComforDry sockliner for enhanced step-in feel and for its anti-microbial properties. 3M reflectivity is found in several parts of the shoe for enhanced visibility in low-light areas.