Gear The Brand-New ASICS METARACER™ Pushes Technology Forward

The Brand-New ASICS METARACER™ Pushes Technology Forward


At any other moment in human history, at least, with regards to running, people would be stopping the presses to discuss the new ASICS Meta-Racer, the most advanced ASICS sneaker of all-time. With a 9mm drop and weighing 155g per shoe (the men’s weighs 190g), the Meta-Racer has the carbon-plate technology and lightweight and highly functional FlyteFoam midsole. It’s a shoe that’s been designed in the ASICS Institute of Sports Science in Kobe, Japan.

“They were great on the roads and track,” said Deena Kastor, the American women’s half marathon record holder (1:07:34). “My coach said my stride looked fantastic while running in them.”

Designed with the elite racer in mind, the shoe, quotes ASICS in their press release, “Gives you speed, saves you energy, and protects your body over distance like no other running shoe.”

iRun was going to test the Meta-Racer in Japan, but obviously that’s currently out of the question. However, the company did send out a virtual reality press kit that’s among the most impressive thing these 45-year-old eyes have seen.

Emma Bates, 12-time All American, said this about the shoes: “Running in my Meta-Racer, towards the end of the marathon I definitely felt less fatigued; especially the muscles in my quads weren’t as tired as they normally are.”

ASICS is one of the world’s best known running brands. When our races return, we know many runners will be wearing the METARACER™.