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Asics Meta Run

While attending the Tokyo Marathon expo this year I was browsing the always impressive and giant Asics store, I could not resist myself the urge to try on a pair of the brand spanking new Asics Meta Run ‘concept’ shoe. Like the idiot that I am, I didn’t first look at the price tag that would have otherwise turned me away before trying them out, but once you I had a pair on my feet I was compelled to make a purchase.

Not only did these shoes look understated and stylish, it felt as though they had been somehow magnetically fitted to my feet.

At a price of approximately $250 USD, this latest road running shoe from Asics sports a whole bunch of technology and product features, which I won’t go into here (you can read about that over at the Asics website). But I will say the density of the memory foam in the heel is one obvious feature that brings the comfort level up more than a few notches.

At the time of writing this post I have put around 100km of bitumen running into them and they are holding up like new and I have little doubt that these will be amongst the more highly durable shoes I have owned, at least hopefully I will get enough mileage from them to not feel scorched by the purchase price.

The bottom line is that despite the cost, I am so impressed with them that since I have had them it has been hard for me to cycle through the rest of my runners collection daily routine.

If you have the budget, I cannot imagine you would regret owning a pair.



About The Fit Japan Guy

After moving to Japan I found there is so much more to the health and fitness scene than I could ever have realised, but sadly much of it is not apparent to foreigners. It is my goal to help people discover the health and fitness lifestyle opportunities that Japan has to offer.