ASICS CosmoRacer LD $120

ASICS CosmoRacer LD $120

ASICS is thoroughly invested in competitive running, and the CosmoRacer LD is its latest entry for the track. The upper is a closed mesh that’s supported by thin, no-sew overlays in the heel and midfoot, and thin linings shape the toe. The midsole is a molded layer of EVA that’s got a good bounce, making it effective for longer races.

The outersole is full-length Pebax nylon, with a sharkskin heel and additional forefoot grip provided by the textured EVA that protrudes through the spike plate. The CosmoRacer LD is aimed at runners looking for a combination of performance, light weight, and a measure of protection.


Sizes: Unisex 6–13,14 Weight 5.5 oz. (w/ spikes, men’s 11)

Spikes: replaceable; 4

Upper: closed minimesh; no-sew overlays

Innersole: sheet EVA

Outersole: full-length Pebax nylon plate, sharkskin heel

Recommended for: distance races from 1500–10,000 meters on synthetic track surfaces