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Asics Gel NoosaFast 2 Sneak Peek

August 21st, 2013

Asics Gel NoosaFast 2 Women's Shoe

When we recently reported the return of the Asics Gel Hyper Speed, a lingering question was the fate of the classic racing flat’s supposed successor, the Gel NoosaFast. Well, the triathlon-inspired racer is here to stay, and will be available alongside the Hyper Speed in Asics’ domination of the 10k to half marathon racing shoe market.

This favorite of Kiwi-turned-American triathlete Matty Reed will see minimal changes in its first update, so expect a fit and feel very similar to the original version. Weights will be close to the first NoosaFast; we measured version 2 to tip the scales at 6.2 oz for a Men’s size 9 and 5.4 oz for a Women’s 7 (compared to 6.6 oz and 5.9 oz, respectively, for the current model).

What to Watch For

  • Lowered Heel Tab: The NoosaFast 2 will feature a lowered heel tab, reducing rubbing and irritation on the Achilles tendon.
  • Fewer Overlays: The printed overlays will be limited to around the rear of the foot for a more flexible forefoot fit while maintaining security around the heel.
  • Carryover Platform: The midsole and outsole go unchanged in this update, drainage holes included.

MSRP
$100.00

Release Date
January 2014 Read more…

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Asics Gel NoosaFAST Sneak Peek

September 12th, 2012

Asics Gel NoosaFAST Men's Running Shoe

What do you call a shoe that’s a little bit Aussie, a little bit Rasta, and a whole lot speedy? Asics calls it the Gel NoosaFAST. This shoe replaces the Gel Hyper Speed 5, a pretty spectacular racing flat that will be missed. (On a side note, check out our sale on the Hyper Speed 5 if you’re looking to stock up before they’re all gone.)

Asics Gel NoosaFAST Outsole View (Note Drainage in Forefoot)

So what’s the deal with this flashy new model? The NoosaFAST is an entirely new design that drops nearly a half ounce from the Hyper Speed 5 (according to published weights from Asics), and is built with a low 6mm offset. Plus, there’s a Women’s model on tap for all you speedy ladies out there.

What to Watch For

  • Light Weight: According to Asics, the Men’s NoosaFAST checks in at 6.6 oz (size 9), with the Women’s model at 5.3 oz (size 8).
  • Ready to Race: Take these on your next 5K, 10K or beyond, or pop in the included elastic laces and ace your next triathlon outing.
  • Tri-Specific Features: Other triathlon-ready features include grips on the heel and tongue, no-sew construction, and drainage holes in the front of the shoe.

MSRP
$100.00

Launch Date
January 2013

Men’s Color
Flame/Black/Yellow NoosaFAST

Women’s Colors
Hot Pink/Black/Electric Blue NoosaFAST
Pink/Orange/Yellow Blue NoosaFAST

Asics Gel NoosaFAST Women's Running Shoe (Note Elastic Laces)

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