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.
In a post that no one asked for, I thought I would share five of my favorite road running shoes so far in 2021.
Keep in mind, running shoes that work for me might not work for you. There is no best-running shoe, and anyone that tells you otherwise is misinformed or trying to sell you something. These are just a few of my favorite road running shoes of the first half of 2021. None were favorites of 2020.
I’ve worked in the run specialty world for over 8 years now (gosh, time flies). I’ve seen everything from minimalist shoes to the rise of Hoka running shoes. None of these brands are paying me to tell you they are great, but I do believe they are.
The Oofos Clogs rounds out my tour of Oofos reviews from the original Oofos Flip Flops, followed by the Oofos Boots. Unlike most brands of boots and sandals, Oofos provides quality arch support to keep your feet healthy when you aren’t running.