Available January 2018 – MSRP $140.00
Made as a lightweight, triathlon-specific performance shoe, the ASICS Noosa FF has specialized grip technologies that are designed to cut down your time in the transition zone while delivering a fast underfoot feel for the run. With their second iteration, the Noosa FF 2, designers left the midsole and outsole design unchanged to focus on improving the comfort and drainage of the upper.
As with the previous version, the Noosa FF 2 features a FlyteFoam midsole for a light and springy underfoot feel. The outsole design is also identical to that of its predecessor and features multiple compounds for specialized grip. The outer ring on the forefoot generates more grip on the roads, while the center of the forefoot features ASICS’ WET GRIP outsole for improved traction in wet conditions like the transition zone.
To create an even better experience for the triathlon, designers completely revamped the upper. The forefoot is covered in a very open mesh that should allow for complete drainage, and the seamless design allows the shoe to be worn without socks. Overlays on the exterior and interior of the shoe deliver a secure hold without compromising the breathability or the on-foot comfort.
The new upper design is also lighter than the previous version, which has resulted in the men’s Noosa FF 2 weighing 0.3 ounces less than its predecessor and the women’s Noosa FF 2 weighing 0.8 ounces less.
Preliminary Tech Specs
Stack height*: 28 mm heel, 18 mm forefoot, 10 mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 8.6 oz (men’s size 9), 7.1 oz (women’s size 7)
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.
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