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 23, Gel-Cumulus 22, Glideride, Novablast, Metaracer, GT-1000 10, GT-2000 9, and Gel-Kayano 27.
Neutral soft models include the energy saving Glideride, the popular Gel-Cumulus 22 or Gel-Nimbus 23 for maximum protection. For better energy return, the Novablast creates a trampoline effect that propels you forward while the Metaracer features a carbon plate for increased responsiveness.
Runners looking for a stability ASICS shoe can opt for either the GT-1000 10 which balances cushioning with responsiveness, the more cushioned GT-2000 9 that utilises rearfoot and forefoot Gel technology or the Gel-Kayano 27 for maximum cushioning and support.