Asics Gel-Flux 3 Running Shoe Boasting Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning and a bouncy SpEVA midsole, the GEL-Flux 3 model is athletic, cushioned, and even a little bit peppy. Upper Mesh uppers will encase each foot in breathable comfort. Perforates in the fabric increase airflow, creating a better, healthier environment for your feet to thrive in. Synthetic overlays surround the midfoot and heel in firm support; they help to anchor the foot to the midsole and reduce in-shoe slippage for smooth, distraction-free strides. Reflective details complete the upper, increasing your visibility to passing vehicles and keeping you safe on those late night adventures. California slip lasted for extreme stability and comfort. Midsole A generous helping of SpEVA resides in the midsole to supply durable bounce-back. Lightweight and resilient, the material reduces the amount of energy lost in the gait cycle; therefore it reduces fatigue, keeping you driven for longer. Sitting beneath the SpEVA platform, and complimenting its bouncy nature, are the rearfoot and forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems. They work to attenuate shock during the impact phase; sparing your joints as you sprint down onto hard, unforgiving concrete, and allowing for a smooth transition to mid-stance. Outsole The Trusstic System has been implemented to reduce the weight of the sole unit and link the forefoot and rearfoot; working alongside the Guidance Line technology to encourage a more consistent, directional gait. A Durasponge Outsole completes the Asics Gel Flux 3; the blown rubber enhances cushioning and grip in the forefoot. AHAR (Asics High Abrasion Resistant rubber) has been strategically placed over the heel, a high-stress area, to supply excellent grip without compromising the shoe's permanence. FEATURES Mesh uppers - Increase breathability. Synthetic overlays - For increased support and reduced in-shoe slippage. Reflective details - Increase visibility in darker conditions. SpEVA midsole - A lightweight material that increases bounce-back characteristics while decreasing midsole breakdown. Rearfoot and forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems - Attenuate shock during the impact phase. Trusstic System - Increases the shoe's torsional rigidity to promote a smooth, stable stride. Guidance Line - For enhanced gait efficiency. Durasponge outsole - A blown AHAR rubber compound for enhanced cushioning and durability in the forefoot. AHAR - Placed in high-wear areas to supply substantial grip across every road surface. Drop - 10 mm. Weight - 326 g. The Asics Mission Founded in 1949, Asics is undisputedly the leading running shoe brand for both enthusiasts and professional athletes. Whether you're attending sporting events or enjoying a leisurely run around the local park, Asics is the ultimate runner's choice for providing comfort, support and a superior ride. From opening the Research Institute of Sports Science in Kobe in May 1990, the brand is unmatched for technological superiority and rigorous quality, and many innovations have stemmed from this unique site where scientists and athletes work together. The mission is to become the number one brand for sports enthusiasts by striving to build upon current technological advances and pledging to bring harmony to the body and soul.