Looking For Good Running Shoes? These Comfy Ones Help Improve Your Stride And Speed

Not only do they include lightweight foam cushioning for comfort, they also add that 'bounce' to your steps to propel you forward.

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Looking for the ideal pair of running shoes can be a daunting task, kan?

With so many options out there, it can be hard to know where to start. After all, the last thing you want while on a run is for your shoes to make your feet ache or give you sores and blisters, ugh.

Whether you run on a treadmill or outdoors along a trail, it's important to get yourself a pair of kicks that'll not only keep your feet comfortable and provide good support for performance, but also fits your aesthetics design-wise.

Packed with advanced technology and a sleek design, the GT-2000 11 by ASICS is a high-performance running shoe that will have you looking and feeling like a pro

Equipped with LITERUSS Technology, the GT-2000 11 packs a medial support feature that helps prevent the foot's excessive inward roll at mid- stance and sets the runner up for an efficient toe-off.

Additionally, it also boasts FLYTEFOAM Propel Cushioning that's designed to create a soft yet supportive feel. The midsole is softer, more responsive, and has better durability than traditional midsole foams.

You'll also be glad to know that the shoe provides good comfort and support without the need of traditional overlays through an engineered knit upper that is both lightweight and functional for keeping your feet cool.

Sounds pretty awesome, right?

For those adventure-seekers who are into trail running, there's also the GT-2000 11 TR version from the NATURE BATHING collection that provides better stability and protection

The energy-packed and upgraded GT-2000 11 TR shoes now feature FF BLAST foam technology that's both lightweight and durable. This cushioning material creates a soft underfoot feel while producing a more energised rebound at toe-off.

This in combination with the smooth and steady LITETRUSS construction creates a dynamic duo that's designed to add positive energy to body and mind.

The weight and stability, plus the new BLAST technology, makes the GT-2000 11 TR a versatile trainer that helps you achieve a smooth and effortless run.

Stylish and comfortable, this shoe is packed with some impressive features that runners will confirm love!

Propel forward with the refined midsole and outsole geometries. These reconstructed design features help to create a trampoline effect at toe-off, enhancing that 'bounce' in your steps to give you an energised stride.

Nice anot? ;)

The NATURE BATHING Collection prides itself on performance and traction for both on- and off-road situations

First introduced in the 2022 Autumn/Winter season, this collection is inspired by the Japanese phrase, 'shinrin- yoku', which translates to 'a visit to the forest for relaxation', something that is also widely known as forest bathing.

This concept explores the spontaneous and powerful need for the uplifting and reigniting power of bathing in nature — and how even in small doses, that feeling sticks with us, renews us, re-centres us, and prepares us for whatever the day may bring.

Similarly, the NATURE BATHING collection gives you the confidence to know you're all set to take on any kind of running experience — from road to trail, your adventure filled with positive energy awaits. With improved grip for both on- and off-road, you can rest assured that you'll be ready to take on any path.

Other shoes in the NATURE BATHING Collection include the Novablast 3 TR and Gel-Cumulus 24 TR

Both the NOVABLAST 3 TR and GEL-CUMULUS 24 TR combine the bouncy FF BLAST PLUS foam technology with a trail-inspired ASICS LITE outsole rubber, making them a great option for energised on- and off-road runs.

All the models in the NATURE BATHING Collection are available in both men's and women's styles, as well as in a variety of colours

Whether you prefer something in more neutral tones or something that's bright and colourful, the NATURE BATHING Collection has got something that suits your fancy.

Here's a look at some of the colour options:

Ready to get a pair for yourself or want more information? Check out ASICS' website to take a look at the full collection.

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