BEHIND THE SCIENCE

BEHIND THE SCIENCE

FlyteFoam is constructed through a special process that allows us to increase gas content with thinner bubble walls while avoiding deformations, thanks to incorporating ballistic-grade, elastic fiber, commonly found in bulletproof jackets. This allowed for overall weight reductions of approximately 55%, while maintaining, or surpassing, the durability and structure of traditional soles. The end result is the lightest midsole material in ASICS history. 

testing results

testing results

For almost three years, ASICS Institute of Sport Science (ISS) tested more than 300 prototypes, experimenting with various materials from different fields to find the perfect solution.

  • LIGHTWEIGHTCompared to conventional sponges made from E.V.A., FlyteFoam is approximately 55% lighter.

  • CONTINUOUS CUSHIONINGFiber reinforced foam recovers its original shape after every run.

  • SOFT LANDINGAdvanced cushioning system protects against landing impact.