Who should buy the ASICS Throw Pro

The ASICS Throw Pro is a reliable track shoe best recommended for:

  • spin-technique throwers and glide throwers
  • advanced level athletes who are into discus, shot put, and hammer throw events
  • all types of throwing competitions


Profile of the ASICS Throw Pro

Use – The ASICS Throw Pro track and field shoe is best suited for advanced-level shot put, discus, and hammer throwers. This track and field shoe is perfect for topspin technique throwers, while still catering to glide throwers. 

ASICS Throw Pro profile

Offers durability and bounce-back capacity

The ASICS Throw Pro features the innovative RhynoSkin synthetic leather upper material. It is made of abrasion and tear-resistant material that offers increased durability.

ASICS Throw Pro midsole

The shoe's midsole is also supported by the SpEVA midsole material, which improves the shoe’s bounce-back characteristics and decreases the breakdown rate of the midsole.

Throw Pro provides midfoot support 

The Throw Pro also has a larger midfoot support strap that helps provide enhanced lock-down while the board lasted innersole improves stability.

ASICS Throw Pro midfoot support strap

Lastly, the ASICS proprietary AHAR, which is an acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber is used for the Throw Pro’s outsole. 

Efficient cushioning 

It is placed in critical areas of the outsole, yielding exceptional durability. The AHAR Rubber Outsole also efficiently delivers enhanced cushioning where it is needed.

ASICS Throw Pro outsole

Adjustments to the outsole's geometry and rubber compound make turning on the sole easier.

Reduces in-shoe slippage 

The ASICS Throw Pro is a unisex shoe that follows the sizing scheme for the men’s version. Although the shoe is released in men's sizing, it can also most definitely cater to women athletes by getting one to two sizes lower than their usual size in women's athletic shoes.

ASICS Throw Pro Reduces in-shoe slippage 

The Throw Pro also uses a traditional lacing system which also helps in providing a customized-fit feeling, while a midfoot wrap provides a locked-in fit and reduces in-shoe slippage.

Ground-gripping traction 

The outsole of the ASICS Throw Pro uses blown ASICS High-Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) outsole material. It is a full-length textured rubber that enhances durability and traction.

ASICS Throw Pro Ground-gripping traction 

The AHAR outsole technology delivers enhanced cushioning, durability, and ride to the foot. The High-abrasion rubber is also reliable for ground-gripping traction that is flexible and textured for fast throwing circles and powerful performance in wet conditions.

Enhances gait efficiency 

The shoe's outsole also features Guidance Line technology. It enhances gait efficiency by using a vertical flex groove to decouple the tooling along the line of progression. This, in turn, has the ability to boost the gait as mentioned earlier.

ASICS Throw Pro  responsive underfoot cushioning.

The midsole is created with a SpEVA foam, which is a full-length midsole material that increases energy return and provides responsive underfoot cushioning. 

20% more responsive 

It also gives the shoe a cushioned platform to start the power position and create the athlete's spin. The SpEVA foam is responsible for the shoe's lightweight cushioning, and it is 20% more responsive than standard ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA).

ASICS Throw Pro 20% more responsive 

This foam compound boasts extreme resilience while it infuses every stride with the kind of power you need for aggressive games such as shotput, discus, and hammer throwing. 

Plush, step-in comfort 

For comparison, another track and field shoe that features a full-length midsole foam is the Nike Zoom Matumbo 3. A molded sockliner also exists in the Throw Pro's midsole as an extra layer of plush, step-in comfort.

ASICS Throw Pro midsole foam

The shoe's upper is made with a synthetic leather material called the RhynoSkin. It minimizes the in-shoe movement, delivering optimal performance. 

ASICS Throw Pro offers a locked-in fit 

This material envelops the majority of the upper and has great abrasion and tear resistance. It encases each foot in durable comfort, protecting the feet against impact and abrasion during long training sessions.

ASICS Throw Pro offers a locked-in fit 

A traditional lacing system provides an optimum fit while a midfoot wrap provides a locked-in fit and reduces in-shoe slippage. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14oz
Closure: Lace-up, Hook and loop
Event: Throwing
Spike Type: Blank
Surface: Rubber
Use: Discus, Shot Put, Hammer Throw

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Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.