Who should buy the ASICS Cosmoracer MD

The ASICS Cosmoracer MD is a unisex track shoe best recommended for:

  • middle distance races
  • 800 meters and 1500 meters events


Profile of the ASICS Cosmoracer MD

Use – The CosmoRacer MD is a race-specific track spike, ideally suited for runners seeking optimal performance for over the middle distance events of 800 and 1500m.

Spike Type – The shoe's spike plate features ¼ inch pyramid spikes. They are known to enhance an athlete's performance, and it also offers excellent durability.

Spike Plate – The Cosmoracer MD uses a full-length Pebax spike plate that delivers both structure and power.

ASICS Cosmoracer MD profile

Durable and responsive cushioning

The ASICS Cosmoracer MD features a Solyte midsole which has an ultralight, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning to the shoe.

ASICS Cosmoracer MD responsive cushioning

It also uses a Pebax Spike Plate, which has a decoupled polymer plate in the forefoot for lightweight flexibility.

Cosmoracer MD delivers reliable grip 

One of the remarkable features of the Cosmoracer MD is the SharkDuo. It is located in the heel area, and it is a textured thermoplastic unit that offers increased grip on various track surfaces.

ASICS Cosmoracer MD reliable grip

The ASICS Cosmoracer MD, although available in men’s shoe sizes, it is a unisex track and field shoe. Women users are suggested to go 1.5 sizes down from their usual shoe measurement to get their right fit. 

Offers flexibility and stability 

The Cosmoracer MD is also known to have a medium to narrow heel and a toe box that runs medium in width.

ASICS Cosmoracer MD pedax plate

The Cosmoracer MD’s outsole uses the Pebax Spike Plate on its outsole. It is designed with a decoupled polymer plate, and it is strategically placed in the forefoot for lightweight flexibility and stability. 

Optimal traction and control 

The Pebax Spike Plate is also strategically designed to provide the shoe its rigidity and power. A similar spike plate could be found in the Nike Zoom Rival M 9. The shoe’s outsole contains four spike receptacles per shoe for optimal traction and control.

ASICS Cosmoracer MD heel area in the shoe

Working in unison is the SharkDuo technology, which is found in the heel area of the shoe. It is a textured thermoplastic unit for increased grip on various track surfaces.

Responsive underfoot cushioning 

The shoe's midsole is incorporated with a Solyte foam, which is a full-length midsole material for increased energy return and responsive underfoot cushioning.

ASICS Cosmoracer MD underfoot cushioning

It helps improves the shoes' bounce-back abilities and also helps in decreasing midsole breakdown. This, in turn, offers a cushioned platform to ensure efficiency at high speeds.

Keeps the foot cool and comfortable 

The upper construction of the ASICS Cosmoracer MD is made with a lightweight mesh material that is responsible for the shoe's breathability.

ASICS Cosmoracer MD Keeps the foot cool and comfortable 

It lets in the fresh air, allowing it to permeate the interior, keeping the foot cool and comfortable as the wearer runs down the track.

ASICS Cosmoracer MD provides a snug fit 

Integrated alongside this feature, is the seamless overlays. These overlays create a more snug and comfortable fit for lightweight performance.

ASICS Cosmoracer MD seamless overlay

It also helps in locking in the foot in place for a secure fit and feel while acting upon torsion to maintain the shoes' shape and form.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 139g
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid
Spike Size: 1/4-inch
Surface: Rubber

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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.