Asics GEL-Noosa Tri 9 -
Whether you're training for Kona by hammering out the Lake Tahoe marathon or getting ready to set a PR at your local beer run, the Asics Men's Gel-Noosa Tri 9 Running Shoe won't leave you high and dry when the starting gun fires. The glow-in-the-dark print adds spice to pre-dawn runs, though you'll still want to imitate the Christmas tree in downtown—your personal illumination system should verge on seizure-inducing if you're running when the sun is down. Whether you're hopping out of the saddle or heading out the front door of your house, this sleek shoe keeps you running happy.
Your foot is another part of your hard-working body that eschews clothing at every opportunity. Open mesh and a perforated sockliner are put together in a seamless upper so your foot can go commando without leaving your foot a raw and bloody mess of blisters. Solyte midsole ditches EVA and uses an ultra-light material to give you maximum cushion at minimal weight. Gel cushioning in front and in back adds to the pillow-like feel of this shoe. A mere 10mm between your heel and forefoot keeps your midfoot strike in tact while still offering a bit of heel protection, just in case your form breaks down after swimming 2.4 miles and cycling 112 miles.
In addition to heel protection, three support systems contribute to gait efficiency and good running form: Dynamic DuoMax, Propulsion Trusstic, and Impact Guidance. Working in concert, these systems give you a smooth transition from foot-strike to toe-off, and torsional rigidity so your inner ankles aren't kissing the ground. Asics high abrasion rubber combines with Wet Grip outsoles so rain-slicked streets aren't your downfall whether you're racing against the clock or out for a leisurely jaunt in the 'hood.
Support and Cushioning:
- Rearfoot and forefoot gel cushioning
Traction and Grip:
- Wet Grip and Asics High Abrasion Rubber blend outsole
- Impact Guidance System, Propulsion Trusstic system
- 10mm heel-forefoot drop
- Perforated sockliner
- Optional elastic laces
From day one of training, and all the way up to race day, you can count on the speedy performance of the ASICS® GEL-Noosa Tri™ 9!
Successor to the GEL-Noosa 8, SKU# 8053229.
A racing flat especially constructed to fulfill the needs of triathletes.
Redesigned seamless mesh and synthetic upper materials.
Glow-in-the-dark print livens up each stride!
Includes optional elastic laces.
Plush tongue and collar for added comfort.
Soft fabric lining for a great in-shoe feel.
promotes enhanced breathability and moisture drainage.
I.G.S® (Impact Guidance System) is an ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike through toe-off.
Dynamic DuoMax® System increases stability and support with reduced weight and enhanced platform comfort.
Propulsion Trusstic® mimics connective tissues in the foot by creating tension as the foot enters the propulsion phase.
Guidance Line® technology employs a vertical flex groove that decouples the tooling along the line of progression for maximum stride efficiency.
Wet Grip® outsole is constructed of a mixture of organic and nonorganic compounds, designed to enhance traction on wet surfaces.