It's important to think about how your running shoes will fare in wet and slippery conditions. The wrong shoes, with the wrong technology, can increase the likelihood of slips, falls, injuries, and blisters.
In this article, we'll look at some of the best shoes for running or walking in the rain and share the important shoe features and technology for staying safe during wet weather.
TOP SHOES FOR RUNNING IN THE RAIN
When it comes to running, what are the best shoes for running in the rain? Shoes from our range featuring GORE-TEX™ will be the best option to help keep your feet dry. Here are our top picks.
GT-2000™ GTX SERIES
The GT-2000™ GTX shoe is designed with a GORE-TEX™ membrane that helps keep your feet warm and dry when running in wet or snowy conditions. We've updated the underfoot cushioning to make it feel more comfortable and energetic.
Key adjustments in the midsole include FF BLAST™ cushioning. This soft material helps promote softer landings and a responsive rebound. LITETRUSS™ technology is positioned on the inside of the midsole to improve stability. It helps prevent your foot from rolling too far inward, setting you up for a smoother stride.
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The GEL-TRABUCO™ G-TX shoe is a versatile trail style that offers adaptive stability with less weight. It's designed with a GORE-TEX™ membrane that helps keep your feet warm and dry in wet conditions. The outsole is formed with ASICSGRIP™ technology which provides better traction on varying off-road surfaces.
An adaptive guidance system and wide basenets help create a more stable ride on varying terrain. They're functional for when you need extra support during the later stages of your outdoor excursion.
Its updated rock protection plate features a flexible construction that shields your feet from sharp rocks and rugged terrain. We also added 2mm to the foam's stack height to improve comfort and impact absorption.
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GT-1000™ GTX SERIES
The GT-1000™ series of running shoes can be used by runners of all abilities and in many weather conditions. The GT-1000™ has FLYTEFOAM™ technology, delivering a smooth, responsive ride that lasts kilometre after kilometre; suitable for long-distance road jogging and training.
The GT-1000™ running shoes have a breathable mesh upper with a construction that keeps your feet cool and dry as you run. Air can flow freely through the top, delivering a steady supply of cool, fresh air while also letting out hot,
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When it comes to running, nothing says "outdoors" like the GEL-SONOMA™ G-TX.
With a bigger toe box and a more stable midfoot and heel fit, this shoe may deliver a more comfortable fit for your feet. For added durability and to help prevent slippage, the overlays include synthetic stitching on their uppers.
A full-length AMPLIFOAM™ midsole and GEL™ technology cushioning unit are designed for optimal impact absorption. Traction is enhanced on a range of terrains thanks to the multi-directional outsole grip.
The shoe's robust rubber outsole, and other features that add durability, combine to make it a top choice for all trail conditions.
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING SHOES FOR RUNNING IN THE RAIN
Just as a good rain jacket is a must for any walker, the right running shoes are critical to your comfort and running performance in the rain.
When buying ASICS shoes for wet weather, look for waterproof GORE-TEX™ upper materials that are breathable and help keep your feet from getting too hot.
BIG LUGS OR STUDS FOR TRACTION
Traction is important when looking at running shoes for use in wet conditions. The best shoes have big lugs or studs that bite into soft surfaces, such as mud and grass, but that don't catch on hard surfaces like concrete.
Make sure you can see and feel the tread on any shoe you're considering. The rubber should be thick and soft enough that it doesn't feel hard or brittle when you press against it with your fingers.
MICROSPIKES FOR IMPROVED GRIP
Running shoes with spikes on both heel and toe, called microspikes, can also be a great asset when it comes to traction in wet conditions. They're made up of small metal coils that fit inside the sole of your shoe and provide excellent traction when moving forward on hard surfaces, like pavement or roads.
In the end, it’s up to you to determine what type of shoe works best for you, but if you're looking for some of the best shoe technology for running in the rain, the ASICS running shoes listed here will have you covered.
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