Asics Launches ‘Gel-Kayano 31’ Running Shoes

Japanese sportswear brand Asics has introduced the Gel-Kayano 31 running shoes, the successor to the Gel-Kayano 30. The latest version of the brand’s most popular stability running shoe series promises heightened comfort while providing adaptive stability.

Delving deeper into the design reveals a refurbished mesh upper that offers enhanced ventilation. This will help maintain a cooler temperature inside the shoe over long distances. At the same time, there’s more flexibility that adds to the overall comfort. On the outside, the Hybrid Asicsgrip rubber material on the Gel-Kayano 31 shoe offers better traction on the move, aiding stability. And yes, the Asics 4D Guidance System has been carried over from its predecessor.

The Asics Gel-Kayano 31 shoe is available for men and women from the brand’s retail, online stores and other authorised outlets for AED 795.

Oakley Launches Japan Collection In Various Markets

California-headquartered Oakley has announced that its Field Gear Line, designed in Japan, will be available in various markets outside the Land of the Rising Sun. More specifically, it will be introduced in select countries across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific).

Oakley buckets the above-mentioned apparel range under the Japan Collection tag. It is designed to fight against the elements in extreme outdoor conditions, such as intense sunlight, strong winds and rain. The collection features wrinkle-effect woven fabrics in neutral tones while including elevated trims and a performance-oriented fit.

The Oakley Japan Collection also includes apparel specifically designed for Golf and Training. These boast Hydrolix, Hydrofree DWR, and UPF50 materials for sun protection. The Golf Collection has three style lines: Fashionable Skull, Retro-inspired Icon, and Classic OG.

As mentioned above, the Oakley Japan Collection will be available in select countries and sold only in select stores. Buyers can also visit Oakley’s official website.

Asics Launches Two New Metaspeed Running Shoes

Japanese sportswear brand Asics has introduced two new running shoes in its flagship Metaspeed Series. They are called Metaspeed Sky Paris and Metaspeed Edge Paris. Compared to the previous versions, the new ones are lighter by 22g. That comes courtesy of a new Motion Wrap Upper 2.0, which has also made the shoe nearly 8 per cent more breathable. Another new aspect is the addition of FF Turbo Plus midsole foam. As per the manufacturer, that helps in weight saving while providing a softer and bouncier experience.

Besides those improvements, Asics has also widened the full-length carbon plate in the forefoot section of the Metaspeed Sky Paris derivative. The brand claims this addition will boost ‘Stride’ runners, who spend large periods airborne and increase their speed by extending stride lengths. On the other hand, the Metaspeed Edge Paris has been updated with a better toe-off and a forefoot made using a new last. These improvements should help ‘Cadance’ runners, who have minimal up and down motions, and increase speed by extending strides and increasing the number of steps per minute.

Both shoes are available for men and women from the brand’s retail and online stores. They are priced at AED 1,050 / SAR 1,210 / KWD 87 / BHD 119.5 / OMR 116.5.