Who should buy the ASICS Hyper LD 5

The ASICS Hyper LD 5 is a reliable track spike best suited for:

  • novice tracksters 
  • mid-distance to long-distance events


Profile of the ASICS Hyper LD 5

Use – The ASICS Hyper LD 5 is built for track and field events, ranging from sprints to long-distance events.

Just like other track and field running shoes, the Hyper LD 5 is built to facilitate a grippy and lightweight running experience, conserving the energy of the user. 

Spike Type – The shoe features 5 pyramid spikes with a ¼ inch diameter. These spikes allow maximum traction, regardless of surface. 

With such configuration, the shoe is also equipped to deliver powerful strides. These spikes are also renowned for maximizing performance on synthetic track surfaces.

Spike Plate – The Hyper LD 5 utilizes a nylon spike plate which is known for being highly durable, thus positively affecting the life span of the shoe. 

It is also integrated into the platform in order to deliver a superb grip on track surfaces, delivering a stable and safe ride.

ASICS Hyper LD 5 profile

Updates to the ASICS Hyper LD 5 

  • This 5th version offers a more abundant amount of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) cushioning compared to its predecessor, which enhances the comfort and plush in-shoe experience of the user. 
  • To maintain the quality of the shoe line, the ASICS Hyper LD 5 still employs a nylon spike plate that promotes ground traction. 

ASICS Hyper LD 5 updates

Lockdown and adjustable fit

Being a unisex track and field shoe, the ASICS Hyper LD 5 is available in men’s sizing. For women, it is recommended that they get a pair going 1.5 sizes down.

ASICS Hyper LD 5 Lockdown and adjustable fit

The toebox height of the shoe is medium to low to keep the foot secure and in place. For a lockdown and adjustable fit of the shoe, a lace-up fastening system is integrated.

Hyper LD 5 delivers excellent surface traction

Offering durability and excellent surface traction, the Hyper LD 5 sports a nylon spike plate.

ASICS Hyper LD 5 spike plate

To deliver a grippy and stable running experience, embedded on the outsole of the shoe are 5 ¼ inch pyramid spikes and spike wrench. 

Offers more cushioning

To deliver a more cushioned in-shoe experience, an ample amount of EVA foam runs full-length. This feature heightens the comfort delivered by the shoe.

ASICS Hyper LD 5 offers more cushioning

This component also protects the foot from impact shock. 

Sufficient breathability

The upper of the Hyper LD 5 features an air mesh which is the same upper construction of the Adidas Distancestar.

ASICS Hyper LD 5 sufficient breathability

This design helps the shoe achieve a lightweight construction while allowing enough air circulation into the shoe. It provides the shoe sufficient breathability, keeping the foot feeling cool and fresh. 

ASICS Hyper LD 5 is lightweight and flexible

For an adjustable and snug fit, a traditional lace-up closure is supplemented to the shoe. To further the security of the Hyper LD 5, seamless overlays are added. These also provide structural integrity to the shoe, while delivering lightweight performance.

ASICS Hyper LD 5 traditional lace-up closure

Lastly, a slip lasting promotes the lightweight feel and flexibility of the shoe. Such construction involves wrapping and stitching the upper before it is glued to the midsole.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 173g
Update: ASICS Hyper LD 6
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid

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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.