The Asics Gel-Odyssey is an iconic walking shoe, a fantastic combination of cushioning and stability which offers maximum comfort on all your travels.
The upper of the Asics Gel-Odyssey is constructed from an oiled nubuck leather upper which is super comfortable, water resistant and extremely breathable. The upper provides superb breathable comfort and providing a constant supply of fresh, cool air while simultaneously forcing out hot, muggy air that resides during intense exercise. Additionally, traditional lacing is added for secure comfort during your walk. The lacing coincides with the leather and helps to provide a nice wrapped around and locked in fit, preventing any in shoe slipping from occurring.
A mesh tongue and collar enhance breathability further as well as aids next to foot comfort, while a moulded heel counter locks the heel in place providing a better fit. A protective toe cap is added to the upper to provide sufficient protection to the toes from trail hazards during walking or trekking. Lastly, a removable sockliner provides next to foot in shoe cushioning as well as features moisture-wicking abilities to help keep a nicer and drier environment.
The midsole has a variety of features that make this shoe the perfect walking shoe for everyday trails. A gel-cushioning system sits within the midsole and attenuates shock and impact forces from causing damage to the joints and soft tissues in the body. As you impact the body can receive up to 5x its own weight in shock forces, therefore, your joints and muscle need a little help, this is where the gel comes in providing a comfortable and cushioned landing with every step. Additionally, the midsole offers Asics' innovative Solyte technology which is a proprietary cushioning material that provides an exceptionally lightweight midsole with excellent bounce-back and durability.
Furthermore, the midsole offers a duomax support system which is a dual density midsole system that is strategically positioned to enhance support and stability. Coupled with a trusstic system the shoe offers superb support and excellent torsional support. The trusstic system keeps the integrity of the shoe whilst reducing weight, meaning when you walk over tricky and unpredictable terrain your shoes will keep you nice and stable instead of giving way potentially causing injury.
AHAR+ is a thinner and lighter version of Asics' High Abrasion Rubber. It is placed on heavy and critical contact areas of the outsole to reduce excessive wear and increase durability. Additionally, the outsole offers a guidance line which a visible groove in the outsole which follows the natural line of the running gait, helping to enhance efficiency by smoothing the transition from heel to forefoot.
Founded in 1949, Asics is undisputedly the leading running shoe brand for both enthusiasts and professional athletes. Whether you're attending sporting events or enjoying a leisurely run around the local park, Asics is the ultimate runner's choice for providing comfort, support and a superior ride. From opening the Research Institute of Sports Science in Kobe in May 1990, the brand is unmatched for technological superiority and rigorous quality, and many innovations have stemmed from this unique site where scientists and athletes work together. The mission is to become the number one brand for sports enthusiasts by striving to build upon current technological advances and pledging to bring harmony to the body and soul.Manufacturer product code - ASIQ350L8487