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90 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews
Overall, I really like the Met-Conviction.
The Asics Met-Conviction was designed as a versatile training shoe to assist athletes during cross-training, functional fitness or any other high-intensity workout. It has a sleek upper design with mesh and synthetic materials for a form-fitting, yet breathable and lightweight coverage. Its low-profile midsole with a 3-mm heel-to-toe drop places the foot flat and close to the ground for better contact with the surface.
Some of these technologies, like the AHAR rubber and the Lace Garage system, have been carried over to the most recent Asics CrossFit shoe, the Conviction X 2.
The Met-Conviction makes use of the brand’s proprietary AHARPLUS material, which is claimed to be about 50% more durable than standard rubber. It is placed throughout the unit to protect the platform against abrasion. It also extends up the medial side and the toe cap for added durability. This rubber is non-marking which means that it doesn’t leave black traces on the surface.
The strategically-placed flex grooves accommodate the natural flexibility of the foot in multiple directions.
The SpEVA technology ensures cushioning and shock absorption. It is a combination of the EVA foam and the rubber ball material which is designed to improve rebound by 20%.
The removable ComforDry sock liner is employed for added cushioning. Its moisture-wicking and anti-microbial properties help in retaining a cool and dry environment for the foot.
A breathable mesh is a primary material used in the upper unit of the Met-Conviction. The vamp is reinforced with a thin, seamless underlay for increased durability.
The synthetic rubber overlays are added around the toe box, as well as on the sides. The lateral and medial reinforcements heighten protection when taking on more abrasive exercises such as rope-climbing.
A synthetic leather saddle covers the midfoot section of the shoe. It is intertwined with the lacing system to provide structural integrity and a customized fit.
The Lace Garage technology features a pocket on the tongue which can be used for tucking the laces in and keeping them safely unexposed.