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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.
These are the best workout shoes for the wide toe/narrow heel syndrome. My sister the podiatrist found them for me. I can even fit a pair of orthotics into them. Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by Nurse Ratchet
I'm a runner, but I also do many other sorts of workouts and I love these shoes. I've never tried Asics shoes until these and they are so much better than any other running shoe... Read morePublished on January 31, 2010 by Kelley Jean