Asics Metaspeed Sky Paris Review

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Sine the dawn of super shoes Asics has been at the forefront of innovation and improvement. The latest version of their carbon shoe range is something that is quite special. Judging by the name it is clearly intended for this year’s olympics and after testing this shoe I am expecting great things.

In this Asics Metaspeed Sky Paris Review I will be taking you through one of the fast running shoes in the world.

Cushioning

A good level of cushioning is an essential component of a great shoe. A cushioned midsole helps relieve stress from the joints and provides support that makes long distance runs much easier.

Support

Good support is essential for all runners, so it is very important that when buying trainers an individual buys running shoes that have enough support. That may look different for all runners but it is important to consider.

It is important that a supportive running shoe provides a stable platform and reduces the risk of potential injuries.

Durability

I believe that it is important to buy shoes that have been built to last. If you are going to spend your own money on shoes then they should stay in good working condition for many months to come.

Fit

Making sure your shoes fit properly is very important as if a shoe is too big it can cause the shoes to start to rub against you feet causing blisters and other discomforts. By not having a shoe that fits it will also get rid of the possibility of a comfortable run.

Breathability

Breathable materials in the upper part of the shoe helps keep the feet cool and dry during runs. This is because it helps prevent the build up of sweat and moisture in the shoe which reduces discomfort and irritation when running.

A breathable upper shoe enhances comfort and can be a life saver when running in hot days as it helps prevent overheating. This makes shoes with this feature an excellent choice as well as a comfortable fit.

Value

Running shoes can get really expensive and if you are someone that runs a lot you will have to keep coming back to buy more. This can really add up which is why I have added cost to the list of important factor.

Energy Return

There is no better feeling than being propelled by a responsive running shoe. A running shoe should that gives energy back to the runner can make all types of runs feel so much nicer. This category is even more important in race day shoes.

Price: £220

Weight: 181 grams

Stack height: 39.5mm

Usage: Race Day Super shoe

Pros

  • Very stiff carbon plate
  • Amazing Traction
  • Breathable upper

Cons

  • Not true to size
  • Upper Breathability: 10/10
  • Energy return: 10/10
  • Durability: 10/10
  • Support: 8/10
  • Grip: 10/10
  • Style: 10/10
  • Versitility: 7/10
  • Value for money: 8/10
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Fit: 9/10
Overall rating: 91/100

My First Impressions of the shoe

When I first took these shoes out of the box I was shocked to find how similar the shoe was to the Asics Metaspeed edge paris shoes. There were however some very key differences, the bounce being one of them.

For my first run in the shoe I took it out to my local park run and the bounce was seriously good. I expected it to very similar to the other shoe in the Paris series but it was very different. What the shoe gained in bounce it did loose in stability.

Why you should buy the shoe

A bit like the streakfly for nike this shoe is very much suited to shorter distances and if you are going to be racing those distance then I don’t there is a better option out there for you. The traction on this shoe was also amazing which is another thing that lends itself to short distance racing.

Upper of the shoe

The upper of the shoe was very breathable and unbelievably secure. When I took these shoes to the track I was running 200m repeats and even on the corners the upper kept my feet secure and feeling good. I was very impressed with this upper.

Foam of the shoe

The foam on this shoe was very soft and when combined with such a rigid carbon plate it made for some of the best energy return around. In fact I think that it might even rival shoes from nike.

Sole of the shoe

As I might have mentioned before when I was running in this shoe I felt like I was running in spikes. I was really impressed and it was also very lightweight.

Conclusion to this Asics Metaspeed Sky Paris Review

To conclude I think that this is a great shoe that is well suited to anyone who wants a great track workout or if you are doing races of under 10km. I hope that you have enjoyed this review and for now good bye.

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