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Asics Launches DynaFlyte Lightweight Running Shoe

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After three years of research, Asics has revealed its DynaFlyte running sneakers — its lightest cushioning shoe to date.

The brand hosted an event in New York City with star-power help from Asics athletes Ryan Hall and Candice Hill. During the talk, brand leaders and scientists from Asics’ Institute of Sports Science discussed the shoe features that were used on both the women’s and men’s version. The product has a FlyteFoam midsole (which took over 300 prototypes to perfect) and celebrates the idea that by maintaining cushioning on a lightweight shoe, runners can run faster. The FlyteFoam is built with reinforced fibers and is approximately 55 percent lighter than most midsole options.

“Since retiring from running, I need the support and cushioning, but I can run fast in these shoes,” said Hall.

He also reflected on when he first discovered his speed: “I always wanted to play baseball. I loved to run the bases and sprint as fast as I could.”