The Glideride from ASICS is designed to let you run longer while expending less energy. Sounds pretty good to us! The Guidesole technology is the key function in this new running shoe.
Here is how it works: Improved cushioning reduces muscle load at foot strike. The stiff forefoot and dynamically curved sole increase running efficiency by reducing the movement of the ankle joint. A lower degree of ankle flexion means other muscles, such as the calf, don't have to work as hard. The shoe’s center of mass is closer to the heel, so it’s easier to swing the foot forward. The rolling motion you feel in this shoe actually propels the foot forward for increased efficiency by reducing the forward movement of the ankle.