ASICS Men's GEL-Noosa Tri 8 Running Shoe

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  • Synthetic/Textile
  • Imported
  • 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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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.

Men's GEL-Noosa™ Tri 8
Asics Men's GEL Noosa Tri 8

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
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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.

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ASICS Men's GEL-Noosa Tri 8.

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GEL-Noosa Tri™

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  • 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 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.
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    By Robert I. Hedges HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on January 30, 2013
    This pair of GEL-Noosa Tri 8's is my sixth pair of Noosas. While the Tri 6's will probably always be my favorites, I still like these shoes and prefer them to my two pairs of Tri 7's. These shoes are fairly light yet are supportive, which is important for me as I weigh around 220 pounds, and typically run about 40 minutes to an hour a day (I am a slow, noncompetitive runner, averaging 9-10 minute miles.) I like the mesh upper carried over from the Tri 7, and I do think the cushioning absorbs shock very well; there are two pairs of laces provided, the conventional pair of many hues, and a yellow pair of elastic laces. I don't care how long they take to don or doff and won't comment on that, but I can say that I find them comfortable to run in, though I find the position of the tongue a bit uncomfortable as it is sewn to the sidewall of the shoe. As with my other Noosas, I have cut the tongue loose which allows it to better center on my foot.

    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.
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    Size: 14 D(M) USColor: Flash Yellow / Flash Orange / Multi Verified Purchase
    First off, let me say this. I'm very selective in what I actually spend my time writing a review for, but I believe that when a product is truly great, then it's worth the review to help let others know. I picked up my first pair of Asics a little over two years ago (GT-2160), and they were a God-send to my feet. I was a beginning runner, didn't know much, and was even weary about spending $120 (GT-2160s). I did, however, and it completely changed my mind about how much something as simple as shoes could change your experience. To make a long story short, I still have my first pair of Asics (GT-2160s), and they still look as good today as they did two years ago. These shoes (GEL-Noosa Tri-8) are no different. The size of the shoes are relatively true and accurate. I usually wear a 14 in most shoes; sometimes, 15s if they are smaller. These shoes in a 14 feel great. There's wiggle room, but your feet feel completely stable and supported. Running in these shoes feel absolutely effortless, and the bright colors sure turn a lot of heads at our local mall. I really can't say enough good things about these shoes, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great feeling, well-constructed pair of running shoes. But, don't just take my word for it, try them out and make a believer out of yourself too. I don't believe for a second that you'll be disappointed.
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    I've owned the Gel-Noosa Tri 7s and now own the Gel-Noosa Tri 8s. First the shoe is slightly lighter without being a minimalist shoe, which hasn't worked for me before. Coming out of T2, I found the only issue I had with the tongue was that it pulled slightly to the outside when I slipped it on. A quick tug to the center and it was perfect. After the race, I noticed that the way I had laced it caused to pull to the outside. I made an adjust before the next race and didn't experience the issue again. Great shoe and I get lots of compliments on the shoe.
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    This is an early review of these shoes, but so far I've really enjoyed them over the past 2-3 weeks. I previously owned two pairs of the Tri-7s. I'm about 6'2, 170-175 lbs and usually run about 7:30/miles.

    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!
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