Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.
Heel to toe dropWomen: 11mm
Heel heightWomen: 22mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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- The Asics MetroLyte II is a pair of lightweight walking trainers. In terms of construction, it strays a bit far from the original MetroLyte. Some of the major changes include the build of the upper. Though it still sports a seamless design, the MetroLyte II ditched the bootie style for a tongue that allowed the mouth to open wider for easy on-off action.
- The sole unit of the MetroLyte II is visibly thicker than the previous iteration. The rubber pods on the outsole of the older model have also been left out. However, the two trainers use the same insole, the ComforDry sockliner which has moisture-wicking properties and provides excellent underfoot cushioning.
The Asics MetroLyte II uses a single platform for both its outsole and midsole. The underside has been engineered to withstand walking on rough surfaces. It features grooves that not only promote flexibility but also help the outsole grip most surfaces. This type of construction keeps the weight of the shoe down.
Inside the footwear is the ComforDry sockliner. This memory foam insole has a high rebound property that enhances the shock attenuation of the sole unit to deliver maximum comfort. It is lined with a moisture-wicking fabric that helps keep the foot fresh.
Keeping the foot securely in place is the breathable mesh fabric. Not only does it help keep the foot chamber ventilated, but its seamless construction ensures that no stitches or seams could irritate the skin while wearing the Asics MetroLyte II. At the back, a neoprene-like fabric serves as an external heel cup that steadies the heel.
A traditional lace-up closure is found at the midfoot. It helps the wearers to tighten or loosen the fit according to their whim. Another women’s trainer to consider, if a sporty style is desired, is the Ryka Devotion Plus 2. This walking shoe also features a mesh top with a funky gradient color scheme.