Asics have revealed the eagerly awaited GlideRide trainers, which successfully adapts Guidesole technology to help increase the pace and save that much-needed energy.
The sports manufacturer gathered runners from around the world with the new trainers designed specifically to aid competitors.
During tests, the GlideRide has been scientifically proven to reduce total energy loss at the ankle joint, where runners expend the most energy, improve cushioning for increased comfort and reduce weight while maintaining stability to provide both performance and protection.
The special Guidesole is a curved sole which reduces energy loss by minimising lower leg movement through the stride, thus making is easier for runners to keep going for longer.
Keen to get the newest technology out to runners, the new Asics shoe was engineered by a team of scientific experts and designers at ASICS Institute of Sport Science (ISS) and the development of GlideRide was fast-tracked.
Light and featuring more cushioning, these are really comfortable.
“The positive reception and speed at which runners adopted the new technology spurred us on to develop GlideRide in record time," said Kenichi Harano, Executive Officer and Senior General Manager at ISS.
"With no compromise on efficiency, it offers a cushier ride that we believe has the potential to help runners of every level significantly improve performance to go further than they thought possible”.
To show what energy-saving really means for runners, Asics put the theory to the test in a unique race on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah on 7 September 2019.
The race saw 22 runners of different abilities from around the world put the latest technology and theory in running performance to the test and participants explored how energy-saving technology can assist them in improving performance
Yasuhito Hirota, ASICS President and COO, said: “This latest innovation is a major milestone in achieving our goal to make our energy-saving technology available to all runners."