When I opened the box, my first impression was "wow...loving the colours". Im not usually a fan of the colour pink but the pink accents mixed in with the blue tones certainly make this a trainer that stands out, and actually I didn't mind the pink at all.
I was immediately impressed as to how light they felt. They looked like they meant business.
These trainers are a part of the ASICS Run Faster range in particular for those who overpronate. They are recommended for short and fast distances. I haven't worn this range before so I was keen to try them out. I've worn the ASICS Metaracer before so I wanted to see how these compared. The Metaracer, I should add are for neutral runners, so you don’t get the support you require as a pronator.
The 5K test
I wore them on a 5K time trial. They felt light and fast. As the heel drop is low, I could certainly feel the ground but I also felt the shoe could benefit with more cushioning. How did they perform on a time trial? Well I got my second fastest 5K time so I definitely feel they did what they are made for.
- 190g (female shoe) and 8mm heel drop
- Flytefoam midsole provides a soft and supportive feel
- Gel Technology- provided cushioning and shock absorption
- Propulsion Trusstic-provides stable movement for kick-off and jumping in speed running. It propels your stride
- Internal Heel counter-helps keep the heel in perfect position and helps guide the foots movement from heel strike to to toe-off
- Duo Max-helps reduce the foots inward roll and provides support
Will they be my go to shoe for fast running? It's certainly one I'd consider along with the Metaracer. I personally wouldn't wear them for anything more than a 10K as I feel they would become quite uncomfortable for longer distances where you might want a lot more cushioning than these provide.
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As the song goes, “Don’t you step on my blue suede shoes”, although these ASICS GT 2000 9s are not suede, I certainly don’t want you stepping on them. I LOVE these shoes. My go to road shoes are usually the GT-2000 8s but these new updated versions are swiftly going to replace them.