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- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately 3" from arch
- Triathlon-engineered running shoe
- Weight: 9.7 oz
- Perforated sockliner and open mesh upper
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Check out the new Noosa Tri 9, which has a seamless construction and more features designed specifically for triathletes.
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Designed to be as extreme as the athletes who wear it, the GEL-Noosa Triª 8 drops almost an ounce in weight to push every envelope possible. The perforated sockliner and open mesh upper optimize moisture drainage and breathability, secured by new lenticular reinforcements. The optional elastic lace and improved heel and tongue grips make the transition smooth from bike to run, while the Propulsion Trusstic makes transition from midstance to toe-off quick and efficient.
For triathlons or cross training, the ASICS Men's GEL-Noosa Tri 8 Shoe offers quick, stable transitions. Featuring the Propulsion Trusstic System and Impact Guidance System to enhance your natural movement and response off the ground, the lightweight shoe helps absorb shock in the rear and forefoot with the GEL cushioning system. Plus, the shoe features a perforated sock liner and a breathable mesh upper to help keep your feet cool and dry.
- Propulsion Trusstic and I.G.S. enhance natural foot function
- Heel and forefoot GEL cushioning absorbs shock
- Lightweight midsole made with Solyte material for stability
- AHAR in outsoles for durability
- Perforated sock liner and breathable, mesh upper for comfort
Propulsion Trusstic System for Quick Transitions
The 9.7-ounce ASICS Men's GEL-Noosa Tri 8 Shoe allows you to maximize your performance with quick transitions, especially from biking to running. For outstanding responsiveness, it features the Propulsion Trusstic System, which creates tension as your heel strikes the ground and your toes lift off. Designed with the Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.) to enhance your natural gait and movement off the ground, the shoe includes the Guidance Line, a vertical flex groove that enables efficiency during your runs.
The GEL-Noosa Tri 8 features the GEL cushioning system in both the front and rear of shoe for maximum flexibility and shock absorption.
Stable Support with Lightweight Midsole System
The GEL-Noosa Tri 8 is made from Solyte midsole material, which offers different densities in the heel and forefoot for a comfortable feel. The shoe also features the Space Trusstic System, a stabilizing feature that creates a pocket next to the midsole, which results in more efficient foot function while maintaining structural integrity. For support and durability, it features Dynamic DuoMax support in the midsole and ASICS High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the DuraSponge outsole.
Comfort Features Reduce Irritation
The shoe features a breathable mesh upper to reduce irritation on long runs or rides and helps keep your feet cool and comfortable. The perforated sock liner supports moisture drainage to keep your feet cool and prevent odors. The Wet Grip Outsole is made from a blend of components that enhances traction when running on wet surfaces.
Personalized Fit with Vivid Colors
To help with quick transitions and allow for a personalized fit, the GEL-Noosa Tri 8 features optional elastic laces along with heel and tongue grips for stability. The shoe is designed with bright colors on the upper and the soles for a vivid look that allows you to express your individual style and be more visible when running.
About ASICS: Shoes for a Sound Mind and Body
ASICS takes its name from an acronym formed by the Latin phrase "anima sana in corpore sano": a sound mind in a sound body. To promote the spirit of this phrase, ASICS strives to produce exceptional sports footwear and apparel. The research and design teams at ASICS use high-tech equipment and computer software to explore, analyze, and test new technologies that are incorporated into each product. ASICS also works with elite athletes to understand their performance needs, which translates to better products for ordinary road warriors and weekend sports enthusiasts.
What's in the Box
ASICS Men's GEL-Noosa Tri 8.
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0088WEJOA
- Item model number: GEL-NOOSA TRI 8-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 5, 2004
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
Of course Noosas are notorious for their garish color schemes and glow in the dark features, and the Tri 8's in the onyx, black, and confetti palette is no exception: at the very least these will get you noticed and I can't begin to estimate how many compliments (or comments in some cases) I have had over the years about these shoes and their forefathers. My only negative comments are that for those with slightly wider feet the conventional laces are a tad too short, and the tongue seems a bit less padded compared to earlier generations (the latter point is quite subjective as I have to rely on memory.)
I like these shoes and have no issue recommending them. If you want supportive shoes that can take a beating and still look outlandish, these are at the top of the heap.
I run pretty frequently, having competed in 4 half-marathons in my old Tri-7s, but I don't compete in triathlons, so I can't comment on their quality for such events. What I can say is that the shoe is very noticeably lighter. Although the ounces shaved off might not seemed significant from last year's shoes, you'll notice it quickly. Even though I owned a pair of the orange shoes and a pair of the green shoes, I actually prefer the appearance of these more. They're still colorful and glow-in the dark while not clashing with everything you wear quite as much.
As another reviewer stated, the tongue is noticeably different. It feels less firm and structured and more.. well, thin and floppy. This is probably a result of the overall shoe weight reduction, and it didn't bother me too much, but I could see it being an annoyance for triathletes quickly transitioning.
As Asics did with last year's shoes, they include two pairs of shoe laces. The bungee elastic laces appear to be the exact same, albeit a different color, whereas the standard laces seem lighter and flatter.
In all, I like these shoes because I feel much faster in them due to the lighter weight. I think they're an improvement over the Tri-7's for my uses. If you're a similar runner, give them a try!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
they are tight fitting, I have a size 13 and normally wear the nibus but wanted to try these simply for the look and to be honest i would have kept to the nimbus. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Sizzly Dizzly
I get so many compliments on the shoes. That alone puts a smile on my face.Published 27 days ago by Fuzzybrain
Best Shoe I have ever owned. I have had 3 ankle surgeries and 2 ankle surgeries and these shoes help me avoid everyday pain. Asics is THE MARK of excellence.Published 1 month ago by jd2_usa