METARIDE is arguably our most important innovation in seven decades.

A new concept in run efficiency, METARIDE forms part of our ambition to help all runners WIN THE LONG RUN...


Developed over two years by a team of scientists and designers at the ASICS Institute of Sport Science (ISS) in Kobe, Japan, METARIDE is precision engineered to minimize movement in the area where most energy is expended; the ankle joint.  

Scientifically proven to offer a total reduction of energy loss at the ankle joint by almost one fifth, the difference could be seismic for long distance runners who want to achieve their full potential.  

The key to creating the most efficient run possible was the discovery of new revolutionary GUIDESOLE technology; a precision-shaped curved sole that works by shifting the body weight forward and propelling runners on to give the feeling of effortless motion. 


The result is an energy-saving shoe that provides a new running sensation with the potential to significantly improve performance and protection to help runners of every level keep going longer than they thought possible. 


Featuring multiple proprietary technologies in an all-new radical design, METARIDE successfully optimizes all three phases of the gait cycle to create a completely different kind of running shoe. In tests, METARIDE has been scientifically proven against conventional running shoes in the category to:

- reduce total energy loss at the ankle joint where most energy is expended
 - improved static fit and grip to reduce ankle movement throughout the stride whilst also maintaining stability and durability
 - feel like a new running experience   


Representing the pinnacle of ASICS innovation, the METARIDE is the first in ASICS' new energy-saving franchise, which will make the same concept and technologies available to more runners at different price points.  A takedown model is planned for release a bit later in the year.


“We believe this new technology has the potential to disrupt the world of long-distance running. Our athletes and runners have told us that METARIDE is already transforming how they train, race, run and recover," says Yasuhito Hirota, ASICS President. "

This is just the beginning of a new era for ASICS as we bring the best innovations to our fans while attracting a new generation of runners.

Runners will be able to put the new shoe to the test with the WIN THE LONG RUN program, coming soon to the RUNKEEPER app. The feature includes a series of five guided runs to help runners incorporate more variety in their training, improve endurance and run more efficiently. The experience is designed to inspire participants to go beyond the finish line to meet their next milestone.  

To download the RUNKEEPER™ app and get started visit

METARIDE™ will be available in limited quantities from ASICS retail and online stores and specialist run outlets globally from 28th February.  

Stockists: ASICS Canal Walk & Mall of Africa, Sportsmans Warehouse, The Athletes Foot, RUN, Run-Away-Sport, The Sweat Shop, TotalSports and  Brian Bands Sports. (RRP: R3500)