WHY PACERS CARRIES THESE SHOES:
With the ASICS Novablast 3, you’re sure to have a great experience whether it’s a slow day or a day to pick up the pace. There’s enough cushioning to keep you moving when the pace is slow while the light responsive foam and trampoline-like outsole design help you pick up the pace on demand. These do-it-all shoes are great in any runner’s closet.
The ASICS Novablast 3 improves comfort and support while reducing the weight of the shoes over the already stellar prior Novablast versions. The new FF BLAST+ foam and redesigned heel crash pad provide more underfoot protection at a reduced weight. The upper has also received a makeover with an improved tongue for added comfort and it is made with 75% recycled materials.
WHO THESE SHOES ARE FOR:
• Runners looking for a versatile shoe that performs well at multiple speeds
• Walkers looking for added bounce
• Gym goers with dynamic exercises and running in their routine
MATERIALS AND DESIGN:
• NEW FF BLAST+ (FlyteFoam BLAST Plus) – Soft, light, and responsive cushioning foam
• NEW Supportive Heel Design – Extended crash pad protects heel strikers and provides more control through gait cycle
• Trampoline-inspired outsole design– Return energy each step into the dynamic foam
• AHAR outsole – Super durable grip
• Jacquard Mesh Upper– Flexible breathable upper now made with 75% recycled materials
• NEW Gusseted Tongue system – added fabric wings on tongue improve fit and reduce tongue sliding
HOW THEY FIT:
• SIZE: True to size
• HEEL: Locked in (redesigned tongue and heel add comfort and support)
• MIDFOOT: Moderate-snug (Standard size accommodates most feet)
• FOREFOOT: Moderate-Narrow (Accommodates most feet with flex in the upper material and standard running shoe shape)
HOW THEY COMPARE TO OTHER SHOES:
• CUSHION: ASICS Novablast 3 has a good amount of responsive cushion. For shoes with softer cushion we suggest ASICS Gel-Nimbus 24.
• PRONATION: ASICS Novablast 3 does offer some mild support for overpronators due to the design of the heel, but it’s not designed specifically to deal with pronation. If need more support, we suggest ASICS GT-2000 10.
• SPEED: ASICS Novablast 3 is great for going fast given how much cushion is underfoot. But if you want to go even faster, try the ASICS Metaspeed Sky.
• OTHER BRANDS: Shoes from other brands similar to ASICS Novablast 3 are HOKA Mach 5 or Nike ZoomX Invincible Flyknit 3.
Weight: Women’s 7.6 oz.| Men’s 9.7 oz.
Offset: Women’s 8mm | Men’s 8mm