The new Asics Glideride running shoes are FULL of energy (return)!

The smaller sibling of the Asics Metaride features the same Guidesole technology

Asics Glideride announced
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Asics has not only announced their new Glideride running shoes, they also tested them in one of the most unforgiving environments to see if they deliver on performance of not.

On the 7 September 2019, at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, 30 runners of different abilities from around the world put the latest Asics technology and theory in running performance to the test. Participants explored how energy saving technology can assist them in improving performance in the ultimate battle against themselves – The Eternal Run.

The result? The new Glideride has taken the category-leading Guidesole technology a further step forward.  Whilst providing maximum energy saving, it is lighter, with a less extreme curve and 7% more cushioning than the concept shoe, providing more comfort and energy return than ever before.

Less energy-loss means you can run further with the same effort

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What's so great about the Asics Glideride running shoes?

The Glideride features the Glidesole technology, which debuted at the Tokyo marathon this year. Asics shoes most usually come with fully-loaded with the latest running tech from Kobe, Japan, and the Glideride is no exception.

Some key features and technologies found in the Asics glideride:

  • Guidesole: a curved midsole construction helps eliminate fatigue and allows runners to go further, easier and longer. The lower 5mm drop supports the unique rolling movement and feeling of effortless forward motion
  • Flytefoam midsole: durable midsole providing cushioning and maintaining lightweight, with Flytefoam Propel underneath providing supreme bounce
  • Rearfoot Gel: cushioning under the heel reduces shock when the foot meets the ground
  • Ahar Plus outsole: high abrasion rubber on the sole provides durability
  • Engineered mesh upper: comfortable upper with reinforcements enhances support and breathability

The Asics Glideride will be available for men and women from Asics retail and online stores as well as specialist running outlets globally from 27 September 2019. 

Available in red/black and black/gold colourways

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Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.