ASICS Gel-Noosa FF $140

ASICS Gel-Noosa FF $140

The new Noosa FF joins the ASICS lineup as a performance trainer with a speedy feel, and the shoe’s triathlon roots point to its purpose. The upper is both snug-fitting and beefy enough for serious training. Welded overlays support the forefoot, and there’s plenty of toeroom.

The rearfoot is anchored by a stiff heel counter, paired with a soft lining. The mesh breathes well, flexing effectively with the foot. The midsole is Flyte Foam, a durable compound that derives its responsive ride from the fibrous strands throughout the foam that flex and contract through the gait. The outersole is a tough carbon rubber compound in the heel and around the perimeter of the forefoot, while the center of the forefoot has a layer of blown rubber to soften the toe-off. The Noosa’s execution and performance will impress, especially if ASICS has been a go-to brand for you.

Testers: “Light and great-fitting. It had a good distance range for me, including longer races and tempo runs.”

New Shoe

Sizes: Men 6–13,14,15; Women 5–12
Weight: Men 9.6 oz. (size 11); Women 7.7 oz. (size 8)
Shape: semi-curved
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted
Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics