Posts Tagged ‘Asics Japan Thunder 3’

2010 Asics Track Spikes have Arrived

November 13th, 2009

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.

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Asics Spring 2010 Footwear Updates – Back to the Future

September 17th, 2009

In the ’70’s when Asics was Tiger, the brand had a solid training shoe following, but runners flocked to the brand for their performance models.  The Ohbori and Jayhawk flats, the Spartan B spike were on the feet of the best runners from that era.  I remember distinctly photos of Alberto Salazar running for the mighty Ducks of Oregon wearing black dress socks and Tiger B’s. Rogers and Shorter won in Tigers and who could forget Allison Roe winning Boston and NYC in ’81 and setting the marathon world best in Tigers?

Tiger Ohbori circa Runners World May 77 Shoe Survey

Tiger Ohbori from the Runner's World May '77 Shoe Survey

Tiger Jayhawk from Runners World Shoe Survey May 77

Tiger Jayhawk from Runner's World Shoe Survey May '77

Tiger Spartan B from Runners World Shoe Survey May 77

Tiger Spartan B from Runner's World Shoe Survey May '77

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