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Product Specifications

Support

neutral
support
motion control

Color

Black/Graphite Gray

Forefoot Height

22mm

Heel Height

32mm

Offset

10mm

Weight

9.2 Ounces

Item #

045223

Style #

1011A681.001

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Item is returnable, but does not qualify for free returns.

ASICS Novablast Men's Black/Grey

Introducing the Asics Nova Blast--a neutral shoe for runners who want a more responsive ride. Prepare for soft landings on the FLYTEFOAM BLAST™ cushion and explosive take-offs with the enhanced toe spring. The unique design accents the energized midsole, creating a trampoline effect that propels you forward. Slip into the lightweight jacquard mesh upper with excellent airflow to keep you cool throughout the run. For runners who require long-lasting comfort over long distances, the Asics Nova Blast delivers.

Who's it for?

  • Neutral runners searching for a daily training shoe that provides a responsive ride.
  • ASICS runners who want to experience the unique FLYTEFOAM BLAST™ midsole.
  • Long distance runners who need a shoe with long-lasting comfort for high mileage adventures.

Shoe Technology

Upper: Engineered multi-directional mesh improves ventilation and stability to keep you cool throughout the run. Minimal design provides support in key areas while leaving other open for improved breathability.

Midsole:FLYTEFOAM BLAST™ lightweight foam with highly responsive cushioning provides a bouncy, energetic ride. Unique midsole geometry and sculpting engineers a superior bounce with each step. Enhanced toe spring provides an explosive take-off.

Outsole: AHAR® Plus outsole is strategically positioned in critical areas for exceptional durability. 50% more durable than ASICS High Abrasion Rubber.

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Sizing
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Comfort
Rated 5 out of 5
Support
Rated 4 out of 5
Durability
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Reviewed by Robert N.
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I recommend this product
Foot Width
Medium
Arch Type
Medium Arch (Normal)
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great shoe

Love the bouncy feeling and plenty of toe room

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Support
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Reviewed by DB
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I recommend this product
Foot Width
Narrow
Arch Type
Medium Arch (Normal)
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

First Impression

Went for a run in these after 2 hours of tennis with splits of 7:09, 6:19. 6:47. These really performed when striking and starting with my heel vs. midsole (I am not a technical runner more of a casual one / former college tennis player). I just switched to these from the Zoom Fly 3. They have the same softness / bounce that the earlier Zoom Fly's had but with a premium build / materials. You will notice good ventilation on the top of the shoe on a hot day (ran in 85 degrees in central park).

Some of the critiques: I did notice a subtle rubbing / pinch by my heal which may be break in or could lead to a blister (I laced to the top eye lit and wore low cut running socks. You will notice some subtle instability at times, but that may be par for the course with such an elevated, cushioned shoe. They are a bit narrow (I have an A width foot), but there was no discomfort from this and may be break in. For some of these critiques, I did come right home from 2 hours of tennis and threw these on and ran at a good speed on inclines, declines and some subtle wind through central park.

Overall a more comfortable option to zoom fly 3, but it didn't feel like I could sprint all out as I can in the Zoom Flys.

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Comfort
Rated 5 out of 5
Support
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Durability
Rated 5 out of 5
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