Major updates to Asics elite level Japan Series spikes lead the way for 2010. The Japan Thunder 3 is lighter, more flexible (thanks to its new split-plate design) and more comfortable. An excellent option for 3K and up. The Japan Lite-ning 3 gets an entirely new upper that reduces weight and provides a secure fit with a bit of stretch. An ideal sprint shoe for any sprint distance.
Mid-level spikes also get updated. The Turbo Phantom 3 gets an integrated midfoot lock-down strap for an excellent fit. This versatile spike is great for turn running, 200m, 400m, and long hurdles. An improved upper is the highlight of the new Turbo Ghost 3. The shoe delivers a more comfortable fit and reduced weight. A great option for athletes running a variety of distance and mid-distance events.
Although the women’s specific Asics Prima Diva Sprint only receives a new color, it is one sweet looking shoe. And since it has been a perennial powerhouse, it really didn’t need an update. Great for any sprint distance or the hurdles.