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Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$140
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The cushioning maintained by FlyteFoam exceeded expectations of the customers; they were very happy with high comfort level provided by the shoe.
  • Most customers appreciated the light weight of the shoes; the shoes did not tire their feet even during long runs.
  • A few users described their experience of running in Noosa FF as ‘fast’. The shoe enabled them to cover longer than usual distances without getting the expected-level-of tired.
  • A few runners considered the shoe ideal for both the long-distance running and the short-distance sprints.
  • The users admired its breathable mesh upper; a customer mentioned how these shoes kept his feet cool even in the tropical heat.
  • Another runner mentioned that it functioned well as a casual shoe.
  • A user praised the softness and responsive lift given by the sole unit.
  • A runner thought that the shoes were easy were put on; this feature saved his time.
  • A customer liked the color schemes of the shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few customers thought the shoes were a bit expensive.
  • A customer found it difficult to trust the thin mesh cloth across the toe section; he described the material as flimsy and insubstantial.
  • A runner thought the toe box was a little narrow for his feet.

Bottom line

Asics Noosa FF is a light, comfortable pair of neutral running shoes which, owing to its highly breathable mesh upper, ensures instant coolness in the long runs even during summers. While it may be a little costly for some customers, its overall package and durability make it a wise choice for most runners.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 54 ratings

5 star
69%
4 star
22%
3 star
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2 star
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1 star
4%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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89 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 by DirtyOldSneakers • Eric • Level 1 expert

    Actually, the perfect shoe for what I would say wearing in the rain because while it's gonna let a lot of water in, it's also gonna let a lot of water out.

  • 97 / 100 by Running Commentary • Derek Li • Level 3 expert

    Overall, it is one of the best all-round trainers I have tried in a long time, maybe even better than the Skechers GoMeb Razor for some people, which is my go-to daily trainer for the year so far.

  • 89 / 100 by Austin Fit Magazine • Cregg Weinmann • Level 3 expert

    Light and great-fitting. It had a good distance range for me, including longer races and tempo runs.

  • 88 / 100 by Pris Chew Dot Com • Priscilla • Level 3 expert

    Overall, I think that the Noosa FF is a great and comfortable pair of running shoes, that I can see myself running in.

  • 89 / 100 by Pairs Guide • Pairs Guide • Level 1 expert

    It is flexible and tough enough to deal with your training and races from 70.3’s or the full ironman.

  • 87 / 100 by Run 4 Your Life • Run 4 Your Life • Level 1 expert

    I’m not a triathlete myself but can certainly see how the Noosa FF’s would be great for use in competition. For other runners, the Noosa FF’s are really comfortable, lightweight shoes which are definitely worth a look if you’re considering a new pair.

  • 85 / 100 by Keep Try Review • Bryan • Level 1 expert

    The only down side for me was that I think I should have gone up another half a size as the toe box felt a little squishy.

  • 84 / 100 by Keep Try Review • Bernadette • Level 1 expert

    I will definitely continue to wear these shoes, they are very comfortable and light, but on a personal note I did find their colouring a bit boring.

  • 83 / 100 by Keep Try Review • Amanda • Level 1 expert

    I will continue to wear the shoe and would definitely recommend them as a good option for racing.

  • 83 / 100 by Marathons and Macarons • Gabrielle • Level 1 expert

    They felt supportive despite being lightweight, and aren’t as light as racing shoes or track shoes, but are definitely on the lighter end of stability shoes.

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Updates to Asics Noosa FF

  • The upper design has been changed to incorporate a higher number of perforations and ensure maximum breathability. The high ventilation mesh results in instant cooling and drying of feet during sprints and distances.
  • The shoe uses a full-length FlyteFoam™ midsole which is over fifty percent lighter than the conventional cushioning systems in the industry. It is also adaptive in nature and saves one’s feet from the ground’s harsh impact at any point through its fast and brilliant damping mechanism.
  • The wet-grip outsole of Asics Noosa FF enhances resistance to slip and makes it an ideal shoe for use on wet surfaces.
  • The shoes come up with the option of elastic locking-laces which solves the issue of tying and untying the laces, saves time and takes easiness for runners to the next level.

Asics Noosa FF size and fit

The shoe is available in the standard medium width of B and D for neutral-feet women and men respectively. The Asics Noosa FF is also true-to-size. It follows the regular preference of consumers in terms of length.

Outsole

Its outsole has the ASICS’s AHAR carbon rubber- a durable rubber very effective in safeguarding the shoe against abrasion. It is also responsible for traction on wet and dry surfaces.

It also has the blown rubber which is softer and much more flexible than the conventional rubber. Also, being very light in weight, this air-injected rubber provides a great bouncy feel to the runners during long distances.

Another intelligent feature of Noosa FF is the extension of rubber beyond the edges of the outsole in the medial and the lateral direction. This feature gives more stability to the structure and ensures a firm grip on the ground.

Midsole

Asics Noosa FF uses the revolutionary FlyteFoam™ in its midsole. A specialty of Asics, this foam unit binds the EVA molecules together with the help of organic fibers and guarantees more durability as compared to the conventional EVA midsole.

The sides and heels of the midsole also have the words ‘TRINOOSA’ printed in ‘3-D’. This feature deserves a mention here since it enhances the overall aesthetic look of the shoe.

Upper

The upper of the shoe does not have the graffiti-like pattern of Noosa Tri. This new version offers a simpler look with numerous perforations on its surface established to ensure instant drying and cooling of the feet while transiting from one sport to another.

It also has the ‘pull-tab’ at its rear which makes it easy for users to slip on and remove the shoe. The high-grip material employed for this pull-tab has also been used in the tongue area. This makes sure to hold the foot in place while inside the shoe.

The seamless inner surface of the Noosa FF renders it suitable to wear even without socks as it provides a smooth feeling against the skin.

In addition to the conventional shoelaces, the shoe comes with the option of elastic laces which makes transitioning during triathlon faster and easier.