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In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.
Synthetic and mesh upper features a Biomorphic Fit for out-of-the-box comfort, while the Solyte midsole lends extra cushioning. Working in conjunction with the Trusstic System, the Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.) enhances an efficient, natural stride. Provides exceptional stability with Guidance Line, a wider mid-foot base and the DuoMax Support System. I.G.S. for gait enhancement, ComforDry sock liner for superior fit. Traction rubber sole. Imported.
I think the shoes are extremely comfortable. The only negative thing about them is after wearing them a while the the heal on the inner part of the shoe of the left shoe just fell... Read morePublished 4 months ago by jgaw48
Very comfortable. A lot of padding on the inside, excellent for being on your feet for long periods of time. I'd recommend them to anyone.Published 4 months ago by Mallory Baize
They are very long lasting, but very heavy.
Also, I am a marathoner and mild pronator, and this shoes I think are for people that need extreme pronation correction. Read more
I'll probably buy this shoe a third time because it's comfortable and fits well, but for some reason - maybe the color - they seem to get/look dirty really quickly. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A. Williams
I had never worn Asics before and heard they are great for shin splints and wide feet. I didn't check the arch though. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dallas
I used to wear GEL Fortitudes and loved them, but unfortunately, Asics discontinued them. I tried a few other brands but found nothing that fit me as well as the Fortitudes (15... Read morePublished 13 months ago by MCNOCO22