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Energy-Saving Sneakers

The ASICS METARIDE Reduces Energy Loss at the Ankle Joint

— February 27, 2019 — Fashion
Passionate runners know the importance of investing in a good running shoe for comfort, shock absorption and increased stability, and the ASICS METARIDE is a new footwear design that is said to make it easier to run long distances. This key selling feature of the sneaker can be attributed to its integrated GUIDESOLE technology, which helps to reduce the amount of energy that is lost at the ankle joint. Specifically, the sneaker has a precision-shaped curved sole that shifts the body weight forward and helps to propel runners forward for a sense of "effortless motion."

The energy-saving shoe was created over the course of two years between scientists and designers at ASICS' Institute of Sport Science in Kobe, Japan. ASICS METARIDE has been tested against conventional running shoes and has been proven to introduce what feels like a new running experience.
Trend Themes
1. Energy-saving Footwear - Investing in new shoe technologies to reduce energy loss and enhance running performance creates opportunities for companies to disrupt the athletic shoe market.
2. GUIDESOLE Technology - Developing precision-shaped curved soles to reduce energy loss and improve propulsion during physical activity is a key trend for athletic shoe manufacturers.
3. Effortless Motion Enhancement - Innovations in shoe design that shift body weight forward and improve propulsion can create new opportunities for fitness technology startups.
Industry Implications
1. Athletic Footwear - Companies that invest in new shoe technology to enhance the running experience can disrupt the athletic shoe market and gain a competitive advantage.
2. Fitness Technology - Developing new technology that helps athletes enhance their performance by reducing energy loss and improving propulsion can create opportunities for startups in the fitness industry.
3. Sports Medicine - Innovations in shoe design that reduce energy loss can have implications for sports medicine and physical therapy, creating opportunities for companies to improve rehabilitation outcomes.
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