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Next to Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Puma, Reebok or Saucony, the company ASICS is one of the largest running shoes manufacturer in the world. Even though the brand name ASICS rather resembles an American origin, the company comes from Japan and the acronym ASICS is from Latin (Anima sana in corpore sano – A healthy sould in a healthy body). It was founded in the year 1949. As many other companies that managed to gain success worldwide, also Asics has become a multinational company that spread around the world in time. What is interesting is the fact that it actually laid the foundations of Nike in the 70’s as we know it in these days. When the founder Onitsuka Shōkai wanted to expand to the US, he made a partnership with Philip Knight and his sports shoes company Blue Ribbon Sports (later known as Nike) in order to enter the American market.

This cooperation started in 1963 and was an entering gate for ASICS to the US market. Later in the 60’s, the companies stopped cooperating, Blue Ribbon turned to Nike and ASICS continued innovating running shoes on its own. It achieved the most significant success when in 60’s provided running shoes for the Olympic marathoners. Nevertheless, it is purely a sports brand making good running shoes. But it has never become a symbol of a lifestyle such as Adidas or Nike. The last year, ASICS got a strong hit by the pandemic of Covid-19 in 2020. Its global sales dropped by 21.5-per-cent. Therefore, it continues searching for an uptick in ecommerce, similar to other companies worldwide.

ASICS Gel-Quantum 90 Review

ASICS Gel-Quantum 90 Review

ASICS Gel Quantum 90 are officially recommended for runners that tend to supinate and have naturally higher arches. After testing from my side, they came up as a truly casual model of sports shoes. As a real model for running, actually, these shoes cannot be recommended.  Too narrow, too tight Both the upper, the same as the midsole are proposed for very tiny feet. In the size 8.5 which I normally use, I felt my feet squeezed in the toe…

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ASICS Gel-Quantum 180 4 Review

ASICS Gel-Quantum 180 4 Review

Highly stylish design combined with moderate cushioning and medium weight for average distance running. That’s what I was thinking about Asics Gel-Quantum 180 4 when I’ve take the model for running for the very first time. I have had an opportunity to try these beauties for longer though and tested them for more than a month overall. So what can you expect from these shoes? We are gonna take a look at the strengths and weaknesses in the few lines…

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ASICS Novablast

ASICS Novablast

Asics Novablast comes with quite a unique, new midsole Flytefoam Blast and from the very first look, you may immediately notice the difference from other running shoes. It is extremely huge… I tested this model for more than 60 miles on paved city roads the same as grassy downhills. The result was a pretty pleasing experience, especially for long distances. But let´s take a look at this high-volume running shoe step by step. Asics Novablast is a typical training shoe…

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ASICS GT 2000 8 Review

ASICS GT 2000 8 Review

Since its release in September 2019, Asics GT 2000 8 has become very popular. And no surprise because this shoe can boast with all the top technologies by Asics! This shoe is especially made to prepare you for long distances and help everyone who has some issues with overpronation. But not only that, it is a combination of many other aspects that we are gonna take a look in this short review below. 🙂  First of all, the upper. Asics…

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ASICS Gel-Pulse 11 Review

ASICS Gel-Pulse 11 Review

When testing new running shoes, it is not always easy to find a one significant aspect to mention about a model. Some running shoes have perfect cushioning or absurdly terrible design and at the same time great durability.  In the case of Asics Gel-Pulse 11, we came across a different pattern. The shoe is not bad, nor excellent for any one particular reason. But in the end, because it is a highly spoken series of running shoes, with a long-lasting…

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Asics Gel-Contend 5 Review

Asics Gel-Contend 5 Review

Nowadays buying running shoes as a birthday present for someone that you are close to, couldn’t be easier. And because me, and my wife wanted to start running some time ago together, I was considering all the running shoes and their alternatives for a reasonable purchase. I wanted for her shoes that would be for a beginner but not of poor quality and Asics Gel-Contend 5 perfectly matched this profile. I got them from the official webpage of Asics, but…

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ASICS GEL-VENTURE 6 Review

ASICS GEL-VENTURE 6 Review

Did you know that trail running brings in 90 % of cases, some higher risk of injuries? According to a study from 2015, in most cases trail running causes particularly lower back pain (42 % of cases), knee injuries (40 % of cases), problems with foot plantar fasciitis (33 % of cases) and it continues with thigh injuries (30 % of cases) as well. Therefore, the right selection of trail shoes is definitely at place! And if you are one…

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ASICS Gel-Nimbus 21 Review

ASICS Gel-Nimbus 21 Review

Recently, I had a chance to try the Asics Gel-Nimbus 21 for two weeks right before the end of the year 2019. And by a bit coincidence, I also had at that time for testing Asics Gel-Cumulus 21. Therefore, I’d like to not only mention the advantages and drawbacks of these Nimbus 21 shoes, but also a bit compare the two models between each other. Let’s have a quick look at it.  My first question before putting Asics Gel-Nimbus 21…

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Asics Gel-Cumulus 21 Review

Asics Gel-Cumulus 21 Review

My original plan was pretty clear. I wanted a model of running shoes from a well-known brand within a budget of 100 to 120 euros. As a trail runner, my vision was to get well-cushioned, higher quality, complementary running shoes that I would use next to my trail shoes, occasionally for running on the road. And because I use for my trail runs Asics Gel Sonoma 4, I decided to stay in this case loyal to Asics and purchased Asics…

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Asics GEL-EXCITE 6 Review

Asics GEL-EXCITE 6 Review

Asics didn´t keep us waiting for too long and with the new Gel-Excite 6 as a successor of Asics Gel-Excite 5 entered the market by the beginning of this year and definitely made some changes. So, let´s take a look at it 🙂 ! First of all, the newly appearing attribute of this model is the AmpliFoam midsole. That one specifically, promises a real strong flexibility of the shoe and all above, it is combined with Gel cushioning in the…

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