Friday, July 26, 2013

Review: Unboxing and On The Road Test of ASICS Gel-Forte (2E)



This shoe is touted to be ASICS’ newest weapon in the battle against excessive over pronation. It weight around 377g (size 9), about 50g lighter than its predecessor, the Gel Evolution. It looks kinda big and sturdy. The colours remind us of KLCC Twin Towers, hence we brought the pair to the KLCC Park for photo shoot and subsequently for a run. :)



Let’s take a look of technical features that will make it one of the most advanced shoes on the market.



Cushioning System - Visible Rearfoot GEL - The ASICS GEL system is based on a special kind of silicon that enables optimal shock absorption. GEL units are strategically placed in the midsole and designed to enable specific functions and positions.



Rearfoot fit has been improved via the implementation of new PHF inside a Clutch Counter rearfoot fitting system. Additionally a generous amount of support based cushioning gives the GEL Forte an incredibly plush under foot feel.



ASICS running shoes feature a Personal Heel Fit (PHF) made out of memory foam. Soft enough for the heel to be comfortable in the shoe, this spongy material also provides a snug fit as it shapes itself around the contours of your heel every time you put the shoe on.



Biomorphic Fit Upper: Stretch material strategically placed on the upper helps to reduce buckling and potential for irritation



Triple Density Solyte midsole: The full length triple density Solyte midsole features lower density top layer for improved cushioning and comfort



Dynamic DuoMax® - Consists of two different density midsole materials designed to provide smooth overpronation control.



I.G.S - The Impact Guidance System aims to make all shoe components work together effectively to allow the body to perform in a natural manner. Its goal is to compliment, not correct, how the legs and feet move.



Guidance Trusstic - This trusstic system integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity for a more consistent and directional ride underfoot.

Full-length Guidance Line - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.



Verdict:
Despite the bulky appearance, this shoe is remarkably lightweight and packed with specific technologies aimed at helping runners with flat feet run in comfort and safety. It delivers a stable, protected and very well cushioned ride at a very reasonable price.



Asic Gel-Forte (2E) retails for RM499 per pair at Asics Concept Stores

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