What is the difference between the Asics Metaspeed Edge and Asics Metaspeed sky?
This question has been asked to me a few times now. Or people don’t even realize Asics has two different carbon-plated models.
Not only is the question a mouthful, but for two shoes that look nearly identical, it can be hard for me even to remember which model is which. It was just last year that Asics has an “ok” carbon plated shoe, but many people weren’t fans. Now Sara Hall is breaking records in the new models, and many people are like: what is even the difference between the Asics Metaspeed Edge and Asics Metaspeed sky? Does it matter? Can I get away with either?
The Allen Stone Run Swim Run is one of my favorite races. I didn’t travel back to Virginia just to do the race but the timing worked that I was around anyway. The Allen Stone Run Swim Run is a 1k run on the beach followed by a 1k swim back in the ocean and then a 5k run on the boardwalk. The Virginia Beach boardwalk is cement so it is fast although you also dodge tourists on the boardwalk.
Many people know, but I grew up a swimmer. I have since stopped *really competing* in swimming events. I’ll occasionally do an open water swim but really the only time in recent years is at the Allen Stone Run Swim Run.
The Asics Metaspeed Edge Shoe is the second carbon-plated shoe from Asics. It was only last year that Asics had a “lackluster” carbon-plated shoe. Now they have two very good ones.
The Metaspeed Edge is a lightweight shoe with one of the best ground feels of any running shoe. It helps runners elongate their stride. So if you have a short choppy stride (like me), the Edge is designed to help make it longer. So they say…but does it really?
After loving the Asics so much, I decided to try the Asics Magic Speed. Having the name is “Magic” in it, you know it’s going to be good. At least we hope so, that’s a bold statement and big-name shoes to fill.