Updates to Asics Comutora

  • The Asics Comutora is equipped with an Ortholite sock liner which provides premium underfoot comfort. It also aids in moisture and bacteria management, keeping the runner’s foot dry and free from bacteria that causes foot odor.
  • On the upper is an internal elastic sleeve called Mono-Sock Technology Fit System. Its main purpose is to deliver a sock-like fit. With this sleeve, runners can feel more secure and can have a more confident run because the fit feels customized on foot.

Size and fit

Runners will be able to get the Asics Comutora in the usual running shoe lengths. The same goes for the width. It is only available in standard widths – B – medium and D – medium for women and men respectively.

Outsole

The outsole is made up of a durable rubber which sufficiently protects the bottom of the runner’s foot. The rubber was designed with a tread pattern that’s composed of circular designs and several flex lines and grooves to allow the foot to flex naturally. This tread design is also mainly responsible for the traction delivered by the outsole.

Midsole

The cushioning on the Asics Comutora is made with a material called EVA which is short for ethylene-vinyl acetate. This material affords the midsole its lightness and flexibility. EVA also attenuates shock accordingly without compromising its delivery of the right amount of responsiveness.

To aid in locking the heel down in place, Asics slightly extended the EVA midsole. This design doesn’t stabilize the heel completely, but it does its job in minimally immobilizing the heel, so it doesn’t move laterally while the runner is in motion.

Upper

The upper was designed with seamless construction to minimize the chances of irritation on the skin. Since there are no traditional stitches and seams, the upper appears minimalistic yet stylish.

Inside this cheap running shoe, there is an elastic sleeve which replaces the traditional tongue. Asics calls this the Mono-Sock Technology Fit System. It hugs the foot in all the right places, providing a comfortable, customized and secure fit.

Breathable mesh is the main material that makes up the upper. The spaces between the threads of this material allow air to easily pass through, keeping the foot dry as it reduces hot spots. Mesh also has elastic characteristics which complement the internal sleeve structure, further enhancing the fit on the foot.

Synthetic overlays were added on the sides of the upper to help with minimally locking the midfoot. Just like the extended midsole, it doesn’t lock the middle of the foot in place, but it does provide a bit of structural strength to the upper.

For extra cushioning, a special insole called the Ortholite Sockliner was placed on the platform. This insert doesn’t just provide premium comfort, but it also has anti-bacterial properties and is highly absorbent. Runners don’t have to worry about foot sweat and odor when wearing the shoe for extended periods of time.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 207g / Women 173g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: Men 12mm / Women 11mm
Heel height: Men 22mm / Women 21mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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