The Extremely Limited Asics MetaRun

We are excited to announce that we will have the only 25 pairs of Asics' latest and greatest!

Three years ago, scientists at the ASICS Institute of Sport Science set out on a mission with a clear objective: make the best ASICS long-distance running shoe possible. The result was the MetaRun and it will be available for men and women in San Antonio only at Fleet Feet Sports - The RIM exclusively on November 27th at 9am.

Sure, creating the best long-distance running shoe possible sounds like a tall order but ASICS was determined. In 2013, Dr. Tsuyoshi Nishiwaki, Executive Officer and Head of Research at ASICS Institute of Sport Science, was given a challenge – to create ASICS’ best long-distance running shoe possible. With no limits or compromise on time or cost, the only condition was that MetaRun had to provide better performance for runners than existing ASICS footwear in all four core long-distance running attributes: lightweight, stability, fit and cushioning. In the past, maximizing one would often compromise another. 

Dr. Nishiwaki and his team fine-tuned every detail for performance, from the proprietary midsole formula to the precise positioning of X-GEL. Building from the chemical compound up, and with unrestricted access to the best equipment and experts available, rigorous testing led to the discovery of new materials and five key innovative technologies to finally achieve their goal.

  • FlyteFoam: newly patented, ASICS’ lightest, most durable midsole, with organic fibers is about 55% lighter than industry standard, helping to reduce overall weight by 20g as well as increasing cushioning, durability and bounce-back.
  • AdaptTruss: newly patented and revolutionary carbon reinforced adaptive stability system.
  • Sloped DUOMAX: dual density midsole that adjusts smoothly to dynamic motion to deliver 28% more rearfoot stability and 15% more midfoot stability, reducing pressure for a smoother transition.
  • Optimized Upper: featuring a glove-like, one-layer Jacquard Mesh and MetaClutch exoskeleton external heel counter with built-in memory foam improves both static fit (44% in lateral and 26% in medial) anddynamic fit (12% in lateral and 15% in medial) to fit better to foot shape when still and in motion.
  • X-GEL hybrid high-tech gel increases rearfoot cushioning by 18%.

MetaRun is designed to provide distance runners of all levels everything they need to perform at their best from start to finish – all in one shoe. Equipped with five new groundbreaking technologies that adapt to individual runner requirements, ASICS scientists have gone further than ever before to maximize all four core long-distance running functions. MetaRun sets a new benchmark for ASICS, with improvements in every area. 

With only 60,000 pairs available at retail worldwide, this limited edition shoe will give runners an exclusive opportunity to experience ASICS’ cutting-edge footwear technologies. The shoe will be available to purchase on Black Friday until December 31st for $250. All unsold pairs will be sent back to ASICS.

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