Who should buy the Asics Gel Torrance

The Asics Gel Torrance is a lightweight road running shoe designed for competition. This shoe might be compatible with you if:

  • You want a neutral running shoe that is ready for competition runs 
  • You prefer a lightweight running shoe that can support moderate to high arches

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Updates to the Asics Gel Torrance

  • Synthetic upper materials provide breathability and ensure proper air circulation inside the shoe
  • SpEVA midsole decreases breakdown and improves bounce-back characteristics
  • AHAR outsole provides sturdiness while also delivering traction on varied paved surfaces  

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The Gel Torrance's protection against wear and tear

Same as with the popular Asics Gel Nimbus 21, the AHAR or Asics High Abrasion Rubber is integrated into the Asics Gel Torrance. This material is strategically placed over the outsole to lessen excessive wear and tear. It also gives traction for both dry and wet routes. It does not add too much weight to the shoe and it also maintains its flexibility.

Asics Gel Torrance ahar

Maximum energy return with the spEVA

The Asics Gel Torrance employs the SPEVA midsole that aims to provide maximum energy return and high comfort. This technology is useful for attenuating impact forces. Even if the runner continuously wears the shoe, it heightens durability by decreasing midsole breakdown as well.

Asics Gel Torrance midsole

The shoe utilizes the Rearfoot Gel cushioning system. The system acts as a shock absorber during foot strike. It is significant in attenuating shock during the toe-off phase. A smoother heel-to-toe transition is allowed because of this technology.

Asics Gel Torrance rearfoot gel

To accommodate a medical orthotic, a removable sock liner is used in the shoe. Orthotic is defined as a shoe insert that is intended to correct an irregular or abnormal walking pattern. It alters slightly the angles at which the foot strikes in a running or walking surface.

Enhanced comfort and breathability

Added comfort and breathability is offered by the knit-like upper. Asics integrated the synthetic materials into the Gel Torrance to improve the inflow and outflow of air. As a result, runners will have a more comfortable running experience. This knit-like material is flexible enough to wrap the foot comfortable.

Asics Gel Torrance upper

Great in-shoe feel is encouraged by the fabric lining. This material is made up of breathable textiles, the goal of which is to provide better air circulation.

Lightly padded tongue and collar are integrated into the shoe for added support, especially on long-distance walks and runs. They also aim to enhance comfort.

Asics Gel Torrance tongue and collar

The Asics Gel Torrance also has a lace-up closure. It provides better midfoot security. The laces are semi-elastic and there are extra eyelets to further secure the ankle.

Asics Gel Torrance laces

The pull loop at the heel helps facilitate the easy entry of the shoe.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 241g / Women 210g
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Asics Gel Torrance 2
Collection: Asics Gel
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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