Asics all set to release its first carbon plate running shoe finally to take on Nike’s VaporFlys
Asics has finally released a new range of sports shoes recently, and one of these is something revolutionary. This pair of running shoes will be equipped with a carbon fiber plate.
Now it’s apparently decided that such kind of running shoes won’t face ban at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which is now delayed and rescheduled next year. And this news made Asics to start working on this carbon plate design to take on Nike’s VaporFly running shoe
The Asics Metaracer is known as a renowned distance running shoe that is well-equipped with a carbon fiber plate design which is basically used for improved stability. Plus, there is a redesigned toe-spring shape in the shoe to minimize the strain on exerted on your calf muscles. And that’s not all, a redesigned mesh upper is also there to keep your feet cool.
The company came up with a prototype carbon fiber-plated shoe for testing with the triathlete Jan Frodeno in the 2019 Ironman World Championship. And now this is the first official announcement for the same.
In the light of current outbreak scenario across the world, the launch couldn’t be held at scheduled Asics Innovation Summit in Japan due to travel restrictions. That’s why all the organizers made it through a ‘virtual innovation lab’, where all the attendees could see the design in 3D and listen to presentations from home.
Faster pace, higher performance
Asics also unveiled another track shoe at the VR event; and that is its first track show without metal spikes. This feature used to provide sprinters with an extra traction, but yes it used to add extra weight as well. The Metasprint has replaced the spikes with a honeycomb carbon fiber outsole in this variant that provides with the comparable grip to the sprinters. And it is way lighter than traditional designs.
Asics now claims that the substantial lack of spikes in the shoes also implies enhanced power transfer with every step. And it consequently leads of faster speeds.
Last but not the least in the new lineup is the Metarise. And it is especially designed for volleyball players. It helps you jump higher when attacking the ball. Its design helps players in higher jumps and don’t worry about safe landing as its Flytefoam provides a soft one.