REVIEW: ASICS Metaspeed Edge – Canadian Operating Journal


The ASICS Metaspeed line is shaking up the carbon-plated shoe market. Their two latest footwear, the Edge and the Sky, are race-day footwear designed to propel you to new speeds by enhancing your economic system. The Edge is good for runners who acquire pace by rising their cadence, and the Sky is finest for the runner who lengthens their stride. 

I wore the Edge for the primary time and instantly seen a beautiful pop with a clean experience. Carrying these footwear inspired me ahead and promoted excessive turnover (two key components of any clean stride). 

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The higher

The higher on the Edge is gentle, extremely breathable and effectively padded, however not significantly pliable. The mesh could be very finely woven, giving the shoe an impressively locked-down really feel, nonetheless, it makes buying the fitting dimension much more vital than normal. I discovered the Edge match somewhat small, and as a result of tight mesh, there wasn’t a lot wiggle room. I’d advocate going up half a dimension from what you usually put on and attempting the shoe on before you purchase — as a result of this shoe is value it, however as all runners know, match is vital. 

Asics Metaspeed Edge. Photograph: Nick Iwanyshyn

The midsole

The Flytefoam Blast Turbo midsole, coupled with a full-length carbon plate, is the ASICS secret sauce. Whereas the Edge has rather less foam underfoot than the Sky, that is intentional and can finally profit its perfect wearer. Much less foam and decrease plate curvature permits for a fast step to turn into even faster, selling quicker turnover. Whereas the Edge has rather less cushion than the Sky, I actually didn’t really feel like I used to be missing safety. After each run, my legs felt effectively recovered the following morning (the hallmark trait of a very good carbon-plated shoe). 

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Asics Metaspeed Edge. Photograph: Nick Iwanyshyn

The outsole

Very similar to ASICS’ first carbon-plated racing shoe, the outsole is an actual spotlight, and probably the perfect road-racing outsole in the marketplace. I wore the Edge on a wet run. And it wasn’t just a bit bit wet – it was pouring rain. Like, fried-my-waterproof-earbuds rain. And the shoe nonetheless held the bottom. I can’t say sufficient in regards to the outsole – even with such a small quantity of rubber, this outsole can deal with something that highway racing can throw at it. 

Asics Metaspeed Edge. Photograph: Nick Iwanyshyn

Last ideas

True to ASICS’ carbon-plated origins, this shoe isn’t as constructed up as lots of its opponents, which is one thing I like. The Metaspeed Edge means that you can really feel near the bottom and steady, whereas offering the pop you need on the finish of a tough run. Its outsole is exceptional, and the experience is, as effectively. My solely be aware is to double verify the match before you purchase, as a result of the shoe runs small and somewhat slender. Put on it on race day or in your hardest highway exercises, and pair it with the Gel-Kinsei Blast for an ideal marathon-build companion. 



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