What do you really need for a good run?
For us, it’s definitely the right pair of running shoes, and here we are testing the Asics Novablast Platinum and Asics Metratun for you. Both running shoes have unique design aesthetics, however, the main focus for runners is quality and comfort, which Asics are extremely good at. Here are our two test models.
Asics Novablast Platinum:
The Novablast Platinum shoe is recommended for neutral runners seeking a responsive running experience. The design is known for its sharp silver back that has a sense of peaking energy. Even tho it’s an ultra-light shoe, it has a very good grip and through the round form at the sole at the front part of the shoe you have a very dynamic movement and you feel that you will run faster with it. The blast midsole technology also gives you an energetic bounce with each stride.
The shoe’s soft and lightweight mesh upper delivers excellent airflow, keeping your feet cooler and fresher throughout your run. As a part of the platinum collection, this shoe is accented with polished hues throughout the design.
The outsole of the Novablast shoe has been designed to accentuate the energized feeling, as well as creating a trampoline effect that propels you forward. This model is higher off the ground than most running styles, promoting improved comfort over long distances.
Pronation is part of the natural movement of the human body as it refers to the way your foot rolls inward for impact distribution upon landing. Understanding your pronation type can help you find a perfectly comfortable running shoe. The Novablast Platinum is made for neutral pronation.
The Metarun shoe adapts to your individual running style. It’s built with advanced technology and comfort for an appropriate running experience.
The midsole delivers a smooth ride from the moment of feet hitting the ground to the time you toe off. The gel technology cushioning in the heel offers soft and durable impact protection. Three different technologies in the Metarun shoe work together in order to stabilize the foot and guide it forward for an efficient toe off.
The upper not only wraps the foot like a glove but also works with the midsole to complement the sole’s stability. The soft and flexible internal bands lock the midfoot over the sole and run back into the heel, therefore, your heel is stabilized for an excellent rearfoot hold.
With this technology, the shoe offers excellent stability and comfort. Its adaptive nature and the premium underfoot feeling makes the Metarun shoe a great choice for beginning runners and experienced marathoner alike.
Pronation is a part of the natural movements of the human body and refers to the way your foot rolls inward for impact distribution upon landing. Understanding your pronation type can help you find a comfortable running shoe. The MetaRun is made for over-pronation.
We were particularly convinced by the stability, but also by the damping properties which are pleasant during the running experience on hard surfaces. In the long term run, the fit of the shoes will give you a strong hold and is long-living because of specially selected materials and great quality.
Both shoes have a very good grip, good cushioning, as well as nice styles. In the end, it depends on what kind of foot type you have and what gives you the best support to run further and faster. The best advice is to try a few models and see which one fits the best for your personal need. A running analysis is also highly suggested.
Have a good run.
Image credit: Asics