Colour­ful Speed

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - Front Page -

It­may sport the loud­est colour scheme on the mar­ket, but this shoe hits the pave­ment softly. The Tri 8 has dropped about an ounce in weight from last year’s model, while main­tain­ing the sup­port and per­for­mance at­tributes of its ear­lier ver­sions. Triath­letes will love the per­fo­rated sock-liner and open mesh up­per, which com­bine to keep feet cool and dry. The com­fort­able sock-free fit and elas­tic laces make for fast tran­si­tions off the bike. ( They also come with stan­dard flat laces). Al­though light­weight, the Gel-Noosa Tri 8 fea­tures a firm arch, cour­tesy of its Propul­sion Trusstic, which Asics says mir­rors the foot’s con­nec­tive tis­sue, fa­cil­i­tat­ing the phase from mid-stance to toe- off.

The sup­port­ive Dy­namic Duo­max me­dial post en­cour­ages an even dis­tri­bu­tion of pres­sure and helps pre­vent prona­tion. If the colour scheme doesn’t make you want to run fast, the de­tailed ref lec­tive pan­els will. Small graph­ics of cy­clists, run­ners and swim­mers ap­pear an­i­mated by the ref lec­tive rain­bow hue. With such at­ten­tion to form on the GEL- Noosa Tri 8, you know the func­tion is in­tact.– SZ

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