Who should buy the Asics Patriot 11 Twist

The Patriot 11 Twist provides a bouncy and cushioned performance for road runners. This running shoe is ideal for you if:

  • You have a moderate to high arch and prefer a flexible running shoe for neutral pronation
  • You are a heel striker looking for a road shoe that can be used for daily running

Asics Patriot 11 Twist sockliner

Updates to the Asics Patriot 11 Twist

  • Runners who are drawn to casual sprinting sessions and exercise activities can enjoy the Patriot 11 Twist, an offering from the Asics brand. The silhouette of this product is made of a multilayered mesh that has a knitted construction. This element is the differentiating factor that separates this iteration from the original Patriot 11 model’s use of traditional mesh.

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Outsole

The outsole unit of the Asics Patriot 11 Twist is made of rubber. This layer is tasked with protecting the base of the midsole unit from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It has a typically generous thickness to permit it to last long.

Asics Patriot 11 Twist outsole

Flex grooves grace the forefoot section of the platform. These shallow channels are meant to adhere to the natural motion of the foot, accommodating the bending of the toe joints as they prepare for the forefoot lift.

Asics Patriot 11 Twist flex grooves

Midsole   

AmpliFoam is the technology that is used for the midsole unit of the Asics Patriot 11 Twist. This full-length foam is touted to be long-lasting yet flexible enough to handle the miles. Its lightweight structure permits all-day wear while its 10-millimeter drop encourages forward momentum that runners can utilize during the running sessions.

Asics Patriot 11 Twist amplifoam

An insole is placed on top of the main cushioning unit. This add-on provides a soft surface for the underside of the foot. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if the wearer desires to do so.

Upper

The upper unit of the Asics Patriot 11 Twist is made of a multilayered mesh that has been configured to have a knitted construction. This design allows offers a premium look-and-feel that is mostly associated with shoes that are expensive. The flexibility of the textile works with its lightweight and breathable nature to deliver an in-shoe experience that is cool, dry and form-fitting.

Asics Patriot 11 Twist upper

Printed overlays grace the sides and the rear. These synthetic elements take the form of the brand’s logo, potentially heightening the aesthetics and accommodating brand recognition. But they’re also meant to help in the attainment of a secure fit by linking directly to the textiles and the lacing system. These features are used in many modern running shoes such as the updates to the Nike Downshifter series.

Asics Patriot 11 Twist overlays

A traditional lacing system graces the roof of this running shoe. Semi-round fabric shoelaces snake through print-reinforced eyelets, covering a significant area of the silhouette. Adjusting these strands would cause the sides of the shoe to tighten or loosen along with the action, thus giving a custom wrap that follows the preferences of the user.

Asics Patriot 11 Twist laces

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 9.3oz / Women 7.5oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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