One for the road...
Asics road shoes are all intended to maximise performance, increase comfort, prevent injury and increase stability, but they have taken the science a few steps further and incorporated technology specifically suited to female biomechanics.
For a wider pelvis, a gender-specific trusstic1 underfoot will help to keep the feet in a more natural shape and allow better flow through the stride.
Typically, women have lower bone density than men and so could be more prone to shin splints. Engineered cushioning combined with a 3mm drop 2 gives better protection for the calf muscles which helps to prevent shin splints.
To achieve the same comfort from the midsole cushioning as a heavier man would, the midsole foam in the women’s shoes is softer. For the same reason the midsole deforms less and so 3D midsole technology3 is applied in both the forefoot and the heel, which allows for a soft forefoot feeling when toeing off and better shock absorption in the midsole.
1Nimbus, Kayano and GT2000. 2Nimbus and Kayano. 3Nimbus and CumulusShop Asics road