The Japanese brand ASICS, an acronym for the Latin expression ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano’ meaning ‘You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body’, is a proverb that was passed on to the founder Mr Kihachiro Onitsuka by a wartime friend. This proverb has influenced ASICS since 1949 to make running product that empowers athletes, of all abilities, to keep moving towards their goals.
The ASICS running shoe range at Run4It includes the Gel-Nimbus 22, Gel-Cumulus 21, Glideride, Novablast, Tartheredge, GT-1000 9, GT-2000 8, Gel-Kayano 26, Fujitrabuco Pro and Gel-Fuji Trabuco 7.
Neutral soft models include the energy saving Glideride, the popular Gel-Cumulus 21 or Gel-Nimbus 22 for maximum protection. For better energy return, the Novablast creates a trampoline effect that propels you forward while the Tartheredge puts you close to the ground for increased responsiveness.
Runners looking for a stability ASICS shoe can opt for either the GT-1000 9 which balances cushioning with responsiveness, the more cushioned GT-2000 8 that utilises rearfoot and forefoot Gel technology or the Gel-Kayano 26 for maximum cushioning and support.
Both the Fujitrabuco Pro and Gel-Fuji Trabuco 7 utilise ASICS grip for amazing grip on wet surfaces. The Gel-Fuji Trabuco 7 has added support for runners who need additional stability on trails while the aggressive grip on the Fujitrabuco provides great grip on steeper slopes.