The run is more mental than you know

Designed to Flow

Available June 1st, 2018

It’s not the strongest legs
IT’s the strongest mind

Discover the results of an epic experiment where athletes from around the world raced on the ASICS Blackout Track—the world’s first running track to train your mind.

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MIND vs MUSCLE

While a 4.5% difference in 5K performance may seem small to the general public, it can mean the difference between winning a medal or not in the world of competitive endurance sports, and its is equally significant for everyday runners who are looking to better their personal bests. A 5% improvement would equate to running 9 minutes faster for a 3-hour marathon runner.


Professor Samuele Marcora
UNIVERSITY OF KENT, ENGLAND

THE EXPERIMENT

Black Out Track Coming Soon

LEADER IN CUSHIONING

Strategically placed rearfoot and forefoot GEL™ technology inserts reduce the shock of each heel strike add cushioning to the toe-off phase of the stride.

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RESPONSIVENESS & LIGHTNESS

FlyteFoam™ Lyte and FlyteFoam™ Propel technologies combine to absorb impact and convert it to energy that bounces back and propels you.

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BENCHMARK STABILITY

Duomax™ technology and Guidance Trusstic™ technology supports and aligns the foot while the External Heel Counter™ provides an unparalleled adaptive fit.

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HOW YOU CAN FLOW FURTHER

PROTECTION PERFECTED

The GEL-KAYANO™ 25 shoe introduces enhanced lightweight cushioning of FlyteFoam™ Lyte technology and FlyteFoam™ Propel technology to let you run longer and run healthier.

TRAIN YOUR BRAIN

The mind will often give up before the body is ready. So we need to train this muscle to outperform our legs—with razor sharp focus, a step-by-step approach and knowing that we become stronger with practice.

CHALLENGE YOUR MIND

To simulate a “Blackout Track”, the Runkeeper™ app features a new ‘blackout’ mode to help you find your flow. All notifications are blocked and you won’t see your time, distance or pace until you finish your run.