ASICS

ROADHAWK FF

Canadian Running - - FALL SHOE GUIDE -

Men’s 244 g (8.6 oz.); Women’s 190 g (6.7 oz.); Drop ra­tio: 8 mm; $130

Edi­tor’s Pick: Best New Shoe The Roadhawk FF is one of the key shoes in Asics’s over­haul of their hard­core run­ning shoe lineup. This light­weight, no fuss trainer/racer in­cor­po­rates Asics’s fan­tas­tic new mid­sole, Flytefoam. This new tech­nol­ogy is con­structed with Kevlar, a ma­te­rial that's known to be in­cred­i­bly durable yet mal­leable mean­ing Flytefoam is go­ing to take a beat­ing for a very long time and con­tinue to per­form like day one (our testers are still run­ning on the demo mod­els we re­ceived in 2016). The feel un­der­foot is soft – al­most squishy, but not a sloppy ride at all, and quite snappy upon toe-off.

The Roadhawk is a nice com­pan­ion an­other of Asics’s Flytefoam-out­fit­ted shoes: the Dy­naF­lyte. To­gether, they form an im­pres­sive tan­dem of light­weight neu­tral shoes, with t he Roadhawk ac­tu­ally pro­vid­ing a sub­tle amount of me­dial sup­port due to its slightly built up mid­sole around the in­step. It is also the best value of any shoe we tested this fall.

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