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Anima Sana In Corpore Sano – Latin for 'a healthy mind in a healthy body'. ASICS is / was possibly the best known and most popular ‘technical running brand’ of the past 15 years, with a huge range of shoes for all types of runners. Asics develop and range shoes for all types of runner based around its legendary GEL technology which offers superior shock absorption and a soft initial impact on hard surfaces.
Gel inserts come in many shapes and sizes in the asics line, but the best versions are the shoes with a large insert of GEL in the rear of the shoe on the outside edge of the midsole, which allows the heel to de-couple nicely and gives a really smooth ride.
Some asics GEL pads are so small in the internal versions, they are almost pointless, so try to stick to the visible versions for the best performance if your budget allows.
Runners go back for a latest asics models year after year, thanks to the consistent range building and tweaking not re-inventing the range season on season. Asics have a huge faithful following thanks to years of well make and dependable products based around the core line of NIMBUS, CUMULUS, KAYANO and GT series shoes – all of which are superb running shoes.
Asics have lost market share in recent years with stiff competition from other specialist brands innovating and creating great running shoes, but asics shoes are still some of the best made, hardest wearing and comfortable shoes available today.
The best neutral asics running shoe right now is the ASICS GEL NIMBUS
The best support asics running shoe right now is the ASICS GEL KAYANO