Asics Education

Hey there Sneaker Factorians! I have been really enjoying talkin’ shoes with all of you. Truth be told, running shoes are a passion of mine. If you don’t believe me, ask me how many of them I have in my bedroom closet, front coat closet, back storage closet, car, trunk, and on my feet and floor! (seriously… ask me, I can almost remember and name them all!). I am pretty normal for people working at Sneaker Factory stores- we all are professional shoe fitters with professional shoe obsessions! Take Master Myles Alexander Udland, Sneaker Factory worker when he is not busy acing classes left and right at the University of Connecticut. Next time you happen upon Master Udland, mention a shoe name and see how long it takes him to spit out the weight, vasp ratio, chemical make up of the cushioning, and every other aspect of the shoe possible- he knows it. Why do we all, especially Master Udland, know so much about shoes? We know because we each use them and love them.

Today, I’d like to talk a little about Animo Sana In Corpore Sano, or as we may know it better as ASICS. Asics has been one of the most popular selling shoe companies in the running market for as long as I have been a runner. In fact, when I was a not particularly good, or in shape freshmen in college, I stumbled upon this white and blue shoe by Asics that I like to think saved my running career at Monmouth University. Back in the day, when I was just an aspiring runner and had no Sneaker Factory in my life, I didn’t know how to buy shoes, so I went on price. But man alive, I may have paid less upfront, but I paid waaaaaaaaaaay too much in being hurt from those sub-par shoes.

Enter the GT2100! A moderate cushioning shoe with some medial stability to keep my flat feet from getting even flatter as I run! Fast forward a few years, and we are currently selling the Asics GT2160 left and right, along with all of Asics other absolutely fantastic shoes! The gel cushioning has become so popular, it is almost like the ‘tylenol’ of cushioning! People have come to love Asics so much, that their patented cushioning system is now the name most people use to refer to cushioning. For Asics, it is a fantastic thing!

Now, if you are anything at all like me, you can appreciate and absolutely love people with great accents. I happen to be an absolute sucker for an Irish, British, or Australian accent. So imagine my surprise and total elation when I found the Asics Oceania (aka Australia, New Zeland, Tazmania, etc…) sales representative had a youtube.com video for the GT2160! Check out his review of the great parts of this fantastic shoe.

There you have it, Factorians! Another great, and hopefully informative video for you to learn a little more about our shoes, and our passion! Stop by one of our three great locations sometime and pick our brains a little more about how much we love our shoes!!

-B.Money, your Sneaker Factory Shoe Guru

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Posted on October 25, 2011, in Asics Shoes, Running Shoe, Shoe Explanation, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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