Asics Gel Noosa Tri 8 Sneak Peek
A full redesign of the Noosa Tri is on tap for December, but don’t expect big changes from the core “party on your foot” design spec. The Noosa’s psychedelic confetti look remains intact, and the shoe drops some weight for improved responsiveness. Plus, if you were sorely missing the kangaroos from the Tri 6, they make a pretty snazzy comeback in this update (take a close look at the triangle by the midfoot).
What to Watch For
- Reduced Weight: Asics lists weights of 9.7 oz (Men’s size 9) and 8.1 oz (Women’s size 8), down from their published weights of 10.6 oz and 8.5 oz in the current model.
- New Support System: Dynamic DuoMax, being added to many of Asics’ most popular models, makes its first appearance on the Noosa Tri for a smoother, yet still supportive ride.
- Reduced Overlays: Fewer stitched-on elements in the upper reduces weight, and the open mesh in the forefoot continues to offer plenty of water drainage.