It’s official the sock/knit running shoe era is here. When Primeknit and Flyknit began their fight, it was over who developed the tech first. The reality was the tech was already around. Due to the success of these mid cut lightweight trainers for Nike and adidas, every other footwear company has begun to weigh in with their version of the shoe. Puma has created the EvoKnit. Under Armour created Threadborne, they haven’t use the material on a mid height runner yet, but I’m sure it’s coming. Asics has also thrown their hat in the arena. Their first two entries are monotone black and white.
It’s best to keep it simple on a release that always inspires a bit of feedback from the market the shoes are intended to hit. Asics avoids any fancy terminology and just rolls with Knit MT. The shoe is based on their classic Kayano Trainer and features Gel cushioning.
Personally as much as I initially liked my adidas NMDs, the lack of structure at the forefoot is not a good thing. This Asics is built in the same way. These socks with sole shoes do not lock the foot in. They are designed for fashion strictly and even as a fashion shoe, if you’re a heavier person, they can eventually generate knee and comfort issues. There is nothing preventing the forefoot from shifting back and forth inside of the shoe and that’s not a good thing, but hey it looks good. Here is the black pair. Click through the source link to read more.