Asics Metaspeed Sky

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  • Great for heel strikers
  • Lightweight and responsive
  • Roomy toe box
  • High stack cushioning for a locked-down feel
  • Carbon plate with Flytefoam Blast Turbo midsole


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The Asics MetaSpeed Sky Is a Worthy Rival to the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next%
In that shoe, Asics uses an extreme rocker so when you land, your foot rolls directly forward to toe-off, rather than requiring you to stabilize your footstrike.Does it Match the Vaporfly?Over a dozen runs in the MetaSpeed Sky, I found it to feel—and even sound—quite a lot like the Vaporfly. There’s plenty of comfort and it’s undeniably faster than most other shoes we’ve tried, thanks to a good mix of cushioning and responsiveness
4 months ago
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Metaspeed Sky Marathon Experience
I ran the Manchester marathon on Sunday in the Metaspeed Sky and let me say, what a shoe!. I was touch and go about if I could do the race or not following a bad run of injury’s before and during my training block but felt confident enough to have a go and I’m glad I did. I managed a 03:08:16. My strategy for the race was to run it fairly evenly paces at around the 7:10 per mile mark, due to not doing many speed sessions and loosing 8 or so weeks, this pace felt good and familiar so I decided to go with it.
Asics Metaspeed Sky+ and Edge+ Are Improved In All The Right Places | First Look » Believe in the Run
Asics Metaspeed Sky+ outsole. Robbe is the Senior Editor/Review Manager for BITR.
4 months ago
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ASICS Metaspeed Sky+ - we race test the latest marathon carbon racer to rival the Nike Vaporfly | Stuff
But we only got our feet in the Sky+. They offer excellent instant, step-in comfort with a disappearing feel on the foot the moment you lace them up. Fit was excellent with plenty of space in the toe box, uppers that hug and support but also flex
4 months ago
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Testing, testing… 5 x 2000m tuneup workout with 5 different shoes: the King is still VF Next%
Nr 2: Asics Metaspeed Sky (comfy, good grip, stable, not as bouncy as VF Next%, lower drop). Nr 3: Endorphin Pro 2 (comfy, nice rocker, stable, a bit heavy).
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I'm training for a Marathon and these worked fantastically on a couple of Marathon pace runs. My legs actually felt better the next day than after regular runs in my trainers. The sizing is correct once in them. You just have to loosen up the laces well to get in.
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1 year ago
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It's breathable, stretchy, and doesn't add or take away from the run. H Plate - I didn't feel a plate at any pace. I noticed it slightly when I took sharp turns - almost like some of the newer cars that put you back in your lane if you swerve a little - definitely helps with the stability the midsole may cause for some - and a slight pop when I ran up hills. Overall, this is a wonderful, wonderful shoe and it looks way better in person.
Asics Metaspeed Sky Running Shoes TEST & REVIEW | RunnerClick
Sarah Hall rocked these shoes at the London marathon and finished in second place. With high-end performance features that give Nike racing shoes a run for their money, this shoe is well worth the investment for runners that are gunning for first place. Verdict Overall, the Asics Metaspeed Sky is one of the most impressive race-day shoes currently out there on the market
4 months ago
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First marathon running shoes
That being said, I will say that slower runners would do well with erring on the softer shoes (Metaspeed Sky, NB RC Elite 2, Vaporfly Next%) over the firmer shoes, given the longer time on feet and the increased comfort of the softer foams. If you are wanting a more conventional shoe, the Endorphin Speed (albeit with a nylon plate) is a great more cost effective choice, as are the Asics Magic Speed.
Asics MetaSpeed Sky Review (2021): Should You Get It?
Yes, the Asics MetaSpeed Sky fits true to size, as reported by all the reviews we have seen so far. Therefore, you can purchase your regular size for running shoes. However, some runners noted that the toe box was slightly large, so it may be too big if you have narrow feet
4 months ago
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Curved Sole Design

Helps runners conserve more energy in each step

Heel Drop

5 mm