Thursday, June 17, 2021

ASICS Metaspeed Edge Review: Very Light, More Traditional Riding, Quick Transitioning Super Shoe

Article by Derek Li and Ivan Luca Corda

ASICS Metaspeed Edge ($250)


Derek: ASICS has decided to come out with 2 versions of their new super shoe, namely the Metaspeed Sky and Metaspeed Edge. 

The Edge has been marketed as being more suitable for so-called cadence runners, or runners who increase pace by increasing cadence relatively more than their stride length. The key difference on paper is that the Sky is a lower drop 5mm shoe (I measured 6mm for my pair) while the Edge is a more traditional 8mm drop, with the Edge having an overall lower stack to give a bit more ground feel. I guess the idea is that a lower stack shoe with more ground contact feel will be easier to turnover. 

As a proviso, I will state that I am a relatively high cadence runner. I usually average low 180s strides per minute for easy runs, and never below 190spm for races up to the marathon distance. Looking back at my run data over the years, from when I first started running marathons seriously in 2013, my average marathon race cadence has always been around 194spm while wearing traditional racers like the Nike Lunaracer, Adidas Adios Boost and Brooks PureConnect 2 and Green Silence. When I started transitioning to plated shoes, my cadence went down a little bit with the Nike VF4% and VFNext% but it was still around 191-192spm over the marathon distance so not a huge difference. As I understand it, 190+spm is on the higher side for amateurs, so that’s why I consider myself more of a cadence runner. I came from a triathlon background and on the bike everyone is spinning north of 190rpm so to me, it just made sense to run at the same turnover. Anyway, that’s the background. 

I paid full retail for both my Sky and Edge so you can be sure there’s no bias here. As much as I prefer a higher drop, I was pleasantly surprised by the ride of the Sky; very springy and forgiving, though it definitely favors a runner who loads the forefoot more. DOES THE EDGE WORK? The $250 question. It definitely feels like an 8mm drop shoe. You will need to read till the end to find out the rest.


Derek: Feels like a high drop shoe. No low heel feeling

Derek/Ivan: Easy Transitioning

Ivan: Lightweight

Ivan: Extremely snappy ride


Derek: Not much cushioning, a lower stack supershoe.

Derek: Not as lively as Metaspeed Sky

Ivan: Lacking a bit of cushion in the forefoot for the longest runs/races

Ivan: Room for improvement in terms of fit

Tester Profiles

Derek is in his 30’s and trains 70-80 miles per week at 7 to 8 minute pace in mostly tropical conditions in Singapore. He has a 2:41 marathon PR.

Ivan Luca Corda

Copenhagen, Denmark.

Current age group: 45+. Height: 5’11 Weight: 140 lbs

Began running in 2012 (age 36). Weekly mileage: 50-80 miles (mostly roads and light paths/trails) Favorite distance: Marathon. Memorable running experiences: Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon ‘17 (above Arctic Circle starting at midnight in full daylight), Valencia Marathon PB in 2019 in 2:39:28, First Ultramarathon in 2020 (100 km) and 3rd at Danish National Championship and then 3d again in 2021

Passionate about analyzing all sort of data by using every possible gadget. This also includes comparing running shoes by measuring running mechanics.


Estimated Weight: men's 6.4 oz/ 182g (US9)

Samples: Derek: men’s US9.5 188g  / 6.6oz - Ivan: men’s US8.5 174g / 6.1oz

Stack Height: measured at 33/mm heel, 25mm forefoot (Derek) 8mm drop

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First Impressions and Fit

Derek: I bought the Edge about 3 weeks after buying the Sky, and with both of them having identical color schemes, the usual excitement of a new shoe was a little dampened this time. The Edge really is identical in every way visually to the Sky except for the stack and drop difference. Well, almost. 

First things first. You will want the same size in Sky and Edge. They fit almost the same. Almost. The length is definitely the same. The tangible difference in fit is actually in the toebox. The forefoot is a little bit wider in the Sky. The Edge has a more typical ASICS racing fit, with a more slender cut. Nothing very constricting, but you definitely get a bit less wiggle room here. Walking around, there is still that familiar springiness from the FF Turbo foam, but it’s not as pillowy as in the Sky. In the Sky you get that soft pillowy underfoot feel like that first time you stepped in a Hoka Clifton v1, or those first couple of steps in the Vaporfly 4% Ice Blue OG. In the Edge, there is still some underfoot bounce, but it is much more muted, sitting somewhere between the New Balance RC Elite v1 and the Saucony Endorphin Pro in feel. Additionally, there is no rockered feeling but rather more of a subtle forward tipping, almost akin to what you have in the 4% OG  but not quite as pronounced or good. 

Ivan: Unlike Derek I still do not own the Metaspeed Sky, but I have had a few runs on a treadmill, so at least I have an idea about some of the differences between the Edge and the Sky. Apart from that, it is obvious that the geometry and level of cushion in these two shoes make them targeted for different types of runners as also mentioned by Derek. However, I will get more into the ride later on in this review. My first impression of the shoe was pretty good. From photos alone I was not a huge fan of the red and black color combo, but in real life it looks way better. The red has a tinge of orange and really pops and even more so when it gets darker. 

Step-in feel was fairly traditional and not wobbly like the higher stacked “super shoes”. The heel definitely feels softer than the forefoot which is not surprising considering the specs. In contrast to Derek I didn’t feel any forward tipping despite the higher drop and plate felt much flatter than comparable models. It is maybe closest to the Saucony Endorphin Pro right out the box.


Derek: The materials you have in the MetaSpeed Edge upper are identical to that found in the Sky. The main difference is a narrower last in the forefoot, leading to less room for toe splay. The upper material is a sort of thin slightly plasticky mesh, which is quite flexible (though I would not call it soft) and wraps the foot nicely. An internal toe bumper helps to hold up the volume of the shoe. The shoe comes stock with cotton laces, which are something of a rarity these days, but by God, do they hold tension well when they get wet with sweat. 

Beyond the inherent (very mild) stiffness of this mesh, there are no major overlays to speak of in the upper material. 

Even the heel area has very minimal padding and the heel cup uses a relatively soft material to hold things up. The tongue also uses the same mesh as the rest of the upper and there is very little padding below the lace knot to finish things off. You can definitely tell a lot of effort went into getting things as minimal and light as possible in the upper without sacrificing performance. 

I had no issues getting a great fit in the shoe, and I have no complaints at all with this upper. 

Ivan: For the most part I do like the upper of the Metaspeed Edge, but I’m not nearly as thrilled with it as Derek. On the positive side I have really enjoyed how light and breathable it is. Also, despite the lack of overlays I get a good hold from the fairly stiff mesh. Especially when it comes to race models, I prefer these more rigid uppers in contrast to the soft and flexible ones. I appreciate a good firm hold at the expense of comfort when turning corners at higher paces. Also, a solid and tight upper that wraps my foot closely just makes me feel faster. At the same time I really enjoy the quite low toe box to further enhance the race-fit feeling and the toe bumper is excellent and prevents the toes from being squeezed. 

However, that leads me to an issue I do have with the upper - or perhaps more with the length of the shoe. It fits quite short in my usual size. Even for a race model. This is something that potentially will prevent me from taking it out for the longest of workouts or races. As I personally plan to use this mainly as a 5k, 10k and perhaps a half marathon race shoe, it might not be an issue for me, but it is something to be aware of if you are planning to use it for longer distances. I could argue for going up half a size, but then again, I find that it fits fairly wide and going up in size might make the fit feel a bit sloppy. 

I have a narrow heel, average midfoot and a flat, semi-wide forefoot. To me the shape of the heel cup is a bit wide and the mesh material quite pliable. The wide last is not that noticeable during runs as the collar is well padded and holds the foot in place. At first I was afraid that the snug topline would apply pressure on my achilles, but shortly into the runs it wasn’t really noticeable. Just be aware if you have an overly sensitive achilles. The midfoot wrap is not as tight as in most other racers. I’m convinced though that a lot of runners will appreciate that extra space around the midfoot, making it feel less constricting. Personally I would have preferred a tighter lockdown. 

When it comes to the toe box I was happily surprised that my wide’ish forefoot wasn’t squeezed and for once my pinky toes didn’t get crushed in a race model. By no means would I consider the toe box wide, but the medium width combined with the stiff upper was just perfect for my liking. 

Besides that, everything from the glued in sockliner, to the lacing and thin tongue worked very well and no doubt that Asics has gone with a minimalistic approach to keep the weight down to a minimum which is really appreciated. 


Derek: The midsole follows a similar motif to the Metaspeed Sky. It is 2 pieces of FF Turbo sandwiching a curved carbon plate. With the higher heel to toe drop, the plate is clearly angled a little more downward at the forefoot. Unlike the spoon-shaped plate that Nike pioneered and several brands shadowed, ASICS’s plate is shaped more like a reverse tick, with a direct gradual downward slope from heel to forefoot where it flattens out a bit. 

In terms of feel and how it works in the Edge, the immediate impression is that the rockered transition is not so obvious compared to shoes with the spoon-shaped plates. Instead, with the traditional drop and relatively lower stack, the foam feels more “normal” in transition.

There is still good perceptible springiness to the foam, but it is not so much a trampoline-like sensation as much as softness underfoot that takes the edge away. Now, before you start thinking the shoe isn’t any good, I want to point out that the heel does not sink in a lot here. The plate does its job, by propping the heel up and letting you propel forward quickly. 



In terms of stability, you can see narrower last notwithstanding, the midsole still does flare out on either side at the forefoot to give you some added forefoot stability. 

Ivan: The Edge is more traditional in height compared to the new age supershoes. However, the Flytefoam Blast Turbo midsole is by no means traditional. It provides plenty of cushion and provides a level of responsiveness and bounce that is not comparable to more traditional types of foam. At the same time it is extremely lightweight which prevents the shoe from feeling bottom heavy at any point. Apart from the less aggressive shaped plate, the most noticeable difference is in the cushion of the heel compared to the front. You really feel the 8mm drop on the run, but I’ll get into that more in-depth in the ‘Ride section’. 

The width of the midsole is medium-wide compared to most race shoes these days. On one end of the spectrum you have the narrow Nike Vaporfly and Adidas Adios Pro and at the other end shoes like the Nike Alphafly, NB RC Elite v2 and the Brooks Hyperion Elite. The Metaspeed Edge probably comes closest to the Saucony Endorphin Pro, but I still find it much more stable. I believe the way the midsole is shaped contributes to this, as it broadens significantly at the bottom for a stable platform. Of course, being lower stacked also plays a major role.


Derek: The outsole is exactly the same as in the Sky. It is a thick layer or relatively soft but surprisingly durable rubber, and it provides excellent grip on the roads. Nothing much else needs to be said. 

Ivan: I really like this outsole. Great grip in even heavy rain. I haven’t done enough miles yet to comment on the durability, but with a decent layer of rubber I expect it to hold up well. The only area some might experience premature wear is at the very back of the heel. The outsole doesn’t start all the way back like most other ones which could become an issue for very heavy heel strikers. 

Besides that, I think the outsole looks pretty cool and almost reminds me of a padel racket in shape and with those small round cutouts. 


Derek: The Edge is a shoe that really only works well at uptempo or racing speeds. You do want to be turning over pretty fast and smoothly to really get into the groove with this shoe. Make no mistake, you will feel the ground in this shoe. It’s no pillow. It’s nowhere near as firm as the Endorphin Pro or Speed, or the Brooks HE2, but I would say it is noticeably less cushioned than even the NB RC Elite v1. I used the shoe for some tempo work over the weekend, and while it went ok with the shoe was cruising along fine, there is not much of an assistive feel to the shoe. Rather, you will appreciate it more as a slightly springy racing shoe that still has a very traditional feeling transition to it. 

Examining the transition of the shoe more, you do start to appreciate the differences between different plate shapes. Nike’s have flat heels that swoop sharply down at midfoot and flatten out at the forefoot. Saucony, NB, Brooks and Atreyu use a less aggressive midfoot swoop. And now ASICS use more of a cooking spatula sort of shape. I have come to realize that plates with a flat horizontal heel section tend to give a somewhat harsher (though more stable) underfoot feel, and that becomes more apparent on longer runs or races. By having the plate angled down from heel to forefoot, the ASICS plate seems to take away a bit of that heel harshness. The downside of course is that you do lose the lever action that the spoon shape of the Nike-esque plates provide. 

I think in the case of the Metaspeed Edge, it is a good thing, because the lower stack doesn’t lend itself so well to a lever action anyway, with the geometry as it is, everything is tailored to get you turning over quickly and without too much fuss so overall the shoe does as it is advertised to do. 

All in all, I think it’s a nice shoe with good cushioning, but I was hoping for something a bit more special in the transition and I didn’t quite feel that. The closest comparison I can think of is maybe the New Balance RC Elite v1. Where the transition is still kind of natural, and the ground feel is not very muted. It almost, almost gets into VF4% territory but the forward collapsing transition is not quite there.

Ivan: Let me just start off by mentioning that the ride is absolutely spectacular for my biomechanics. It has already provided some of the most pleasant and exciting runs I have experienced in any shoe this year. I do not agree at all with Derek that it only works well at higher paces, although we may well agree that the plate and overall geometry is tailored for a quick turnover. This is something I personally enjoy no matter the pace. Even at my easy runs, I prefer feeling nimble and light on my feet. Only on the slowest of my recovery runs do I strive for a very deep cushion and disproportionate slow cadence. 

As mentioned earlier I have only tried the Metaspeed Sky on treadmill runs, but it gave me a hint that maybe the Sky was not the way to go in my case. I think most people will enjoy the Sky more due to the extra cushion up front. I’m just not convinced that they will actually run more efficiently in the Sky and since this is a race shoe, I don’t think that overall comfort is always crucial. 

The Sky is clearly intended for mid/forefoot strikers fully exploring the drop, plate shape and extra cushion up front to ensure a longer and more powerful stride with almost no change in cadence. 

On the other hand, the Metaspeed Edge is better suited for heel/midfoot strikers with a high cadence which increases proportionally to pace. The latter runner, the Edge runner, usually achieves this by having a swift heel to toe transition/roll instead of a more powerful “tapping” stride up front. 

Like most I would probably miss some cushion in the front for the full marathon distance. That being said, I don’t think this should necessarily be considered a long distance racer. I did a fast 10K run at a steady pace around 5:45 min/mile and while I did feel the firmness up front slightly, it didn’t feel harsh at any point. 

The transition felt amazing and looking at the data afterwards, it just reinforced the feeling I had out there. Never have I measured lower power numbers and my cadence was even higher than usual at that pace. The Metaspeed Edge seems to have a positive impact on my running economy/efficiency and with a cadence almost 5 spm higher than usual, the geometry, plate, foam, etc. definitely seems to encourage a quicker leg turnover.

To sum it all up, how does it actually feel on the run at different paces?

Well, for me as a light runner and a slight heel striker with weight quickly being distributed from heel to toe, the word ‘effortless’ comes to mind. At slower paces the ride feels light, nimble and stable with enough cushion for most runs. However, considering the price tag it will probably not be my to go shoe for easy runs. At faster paces, the heel feels softer and the front a bit firmer. I’m getting some decent cushion and bounce when striking the ground and a very speedy roll forward.

Conclusions and Recommendations

Derek: I think the ride is good. It’s not quite “wow this ride is special” nice, but it ticks all the boxes in terms of an adequately cushioned shoe that transitions quickly and gets out of the way and lets you power on. Certainly at its 6.6oz / 188g weight in my US9.5, I am VERY hard-pressed to find a more cushioned shoe at that weight. It just doesn’t exist. That said, for just 0.4oz more, you could get a more cushioned option in the VF4% or Next%, with a more assistive ride feel. Given the many carbon plated options out there at the moment, I think it may be a tough sell to price the Edge at $250. I can definitely see the Sky flying off shelves at $250, but for the Edge, I think it would do better at $200 to compete against the Endorphin Pro ($200) and RC Elite 2 ($225). We will have to see how the market reacts. 

Derek’s Score 9.15 / 10

Ride 9 (50%) Fit 10 (30%) Value 8 (15%) Style 9 (5%)

Ivan: So who is this shoe for and do I agree with Asics indirect claims that we need different race day shoes depending on our running style?

Well, both yes and no. While I do agree that geometry, plate shape, etc. matters more than we might think, I’m also aware that for long distance running the overall cushion plays a major role. 

That being said, I think a lot of runners - and maybe even the majority - could benefit from having Metaspeed Edge in the shoe rotation as a short to mid-distance racer and for workouts including fartlek, tempo block, intervals, etc. 

I am convinced that most heel and midfoot strikers will enjoy the initial cushion and snappy transition and personally I actually find the ride quite fun and enjoyable. Compared to most other racers, it is not only fast. It also feels fast. As Derek already mentioned, you just won’t find another shoe at this weight giving the same kind of protection.

If I was to change anything about the shoe, I would probably add a bit more length to it and also a few millimeters of stack all around, to make it even more versatile and also a solid choice for marathons. 

Ivan’s Score 9.5 / 10

Ride 9.9 (50%) Fit 9.2 (30%) Value 8.9 (15%) Style 9.1 (5%)


ASICS MetaSpeed Sky (RTR Review)

Derek: I wear US9.5 in both shoes. I think the marketing generally does sort of hold true to a point. Nevertheless, even as a high cadence runner, I find myself enjoying the ride of the Sky more as it is more dynamic and cushioned, and actually doesn’t feel much like a low drop. Fit-wise, as I mentioned in the review, the toebox is wider for Sky than Edge, but the rest of the shoe fits the same for both models. I think the overall versatility of the Edge is poorer than Sky, and for the same price, I am going to say the Sky is the better shoe.

Ivan (US 8.5 in both): As mentioned earlier, I have only tried the Metaspeed Sky a few times on the treadmill. But from my short experience and just looking at the specs sheet, I think that Asics is on to something. The Sky is definitely more suited towards runners with a powerful stride and especially mid/forefoot runners, while the Edge is lighter, snappier and better suited for the high cadence type of runners. For the full marathon or runners just preferring that extra cushion, then the Sky is probably the way to go.                                                                                        

ASICS MetaRacer (RTR Review)

Derek: I wear US9.5 in both shoes. This is an interesting comparison because the Metaracer feels a bit like a lower drop responsive shoe, while the Edge is a more cushioned higher drop shoe. Both fit about the same in terms of width and length. The Edge definitely feels more cushioned and easier to keep going in. Metaracer still feels more responsive and snappy for shorter workouts and distances. For versatility and cushioning, I think the Edge is the better shoe here. 

ASICS Noosa Tri 13 (RTR Review)

Derek: I wear US9.5 in both shoes. Noosa Tri has a measured stack of 33/28 vs the Edge at 33/25 so the numbers are pretty similar. Fit-wise, Edge has a more snug heel and midfoot while the toebox shape feels more relaxed in the Noosa Tri. In terms of ride, Edge is clearly more springy and cushioned even though Noosa Tri has a more perceptible rocker to the ride feel. The outsole grip of the Edge also seems better than that of the Noosa Tri. Overall, I do find the Edge to be the faster, more forgiving shoe to run in. It should be noted that the Noosa Tri 23 retails at $140 so it is significantly less than the Edge. You do get what you pay for.                                                                                           

Nike Vaporfly Next%

Derek: I wear US9.5 in both shoes. The VFNext% is still the better shoe, even for cadence runners, because it has the more cushioned and subjectively has a more assistive ride quality. I think the upper and fit of the Edge is better and easier to dial in, but the ride is just not quite as special as the Nike. The VF Next% wins again.

Ivan (US 8.5 in both): I still prefer the Vaporfly Next% for the full marathon distance. I’m able to run more relaxed around marathon pace due to the extra cushion and more pillowy, but still very bouncy ride. At higher paces, it just doesn’t feel aggressive enough to me. Especially around 10k pace or faster.

Nike Vaporfly 4% OG (RTR Review)

Derek: I wear US9.5 in both shoes. The VF4% hasan even higher drop than the Edge at 10mm and a 35/25 stack. Both shoes fit about the same in terms of width and volume, though again Edge has the better lockdown especially at the heel. That said, the very original baby blue  VF4% is the king of the cadence running shoes for me, having the best in class heel-to-toe transition among all the super shoes, if only losing out to some of the newer offerings like the RC Elite 2 and VFNext% by having less forefoot cushioning. For the same price, there is no doubt for me that the VF4% is the better overall shoe. 

Ivan (US 8.5 in both): The original Vaporfly 4% is one of the shoes that gets closest in feel to the Metaspeed Edge. I do feel the extra foam in the VF and a bit more cushion overall. The forefoot is a bit softer making it more suitable for marathons and maybe also half marathons. Cadence is also on the higher end in the VF 4% and the plate is more aggressive, but I don’t get the same ground feel and snappy transition as I do in the Edge. 

New Balance RC Elite v1 (RTR Review)

Derek: I wear US9.5 in both shoes. I measured RC Elite 1 at a 35/25 stack so identical to the VF4%. The extra 2  mm of stack is noticeable when compared to the Edge at 33mm heel and you definitely get more underfoot cushioning from the RC Elite 1. Both shoes have a similar fairly natural sort of transition and a relatively subtle assistive feel from the plate (RC 1 does feel more assistive than the Edge). It’s a close fight as both shoe have excellent fit for racers, and I think the Edge would win out for shorter races up to 10km, but the RC 1 may be the more forgiving choice for half marathon and up. Note that the Edge is almost a full ounce lighter than RC 1 so that always helps for the shorter races. Bear in mind the RC 1 sells at $225 while the Edge sells at $250.

New Balance RC Elite v2 (RTR Review)

Derek: I wear US9.5 in both shoes. RC 2 has a more voluminous toebox than the Edge, while the heel and midfoot fit about the same. Overall effectiveness of the fit I think is pretty much tied. RC 2 for me feels like a higher stack version of the VF4% while the Edge feels like a lower stack version of the same. Note that the RC Elite 2 with its higher 39/31 stack height weighs about 1.4 oz / 39g more. RC2 definitely feels more assistive and bouncy in ride, and is much more cushioned. RC 2 for marathon and up, Edge for 10km and below. It’s a wash at the half marathon distance. 

Ivan (US 8.5 in both): For my type of stride the NB RC Elite 2 is not very efficient. Apart from being very voluminous in fit, which I do not like from a racer, it is also way too soft for my liking. It works ok from slow to medium paces for me and also as a recovery or easy day shoe and for those longer runs at various paces, it is quite leg saving with all that dampening and fairly responsive cushion. However, I personally would never use this as a race day shoe for anything shorter than ultra races. 

Saucony Endorphin Pro (RTR Review)

Derek: I wear US9.5 in both shoes. Both shoes have similar fit, though the Edge upper works better for me, with much less chance of heel slippage. The Pro has a noticeably more aggressive forefoot rocker profile but a firmer underfoot feel and a lower heel-toe drop feel. In terms of overall perceived cushioning, I think it’s close but the softness of FF Turbo makes it a more forgiving ride, but just marginally so. I I would say the Endorphin Pro’s rocker makes it better for a 10-21km race, while the Edge would be better for 5km and below when you are really pushing the pace the whole way. I wouldn’t favour either shoe for the full marathon at this point, though if I had to pick one, I would go with the Endorphin Pro. Overall, in terms of ride, I think the Endorphin Pro feels more special.  

Ivan (US 8.5 in both): The overall level of cushion is not that far apart despite the Endorphin Pro being higher stacked. The Endorphin Pro feels a bit firmer in the heel and softer up front. I experience a snappy transition in both shoes, but the ride of the Edge feels much more natural to me. I don’t seem to engage the plate of the Endo Pro which makes especially the toe off very rigid. I wouldn’t use either for marathons, but for anything shorter the Metaspeed Edge is the obvious choice for me. 

Skechers Speed Elite Hyper (RTR Review)

Derek: I wear US9.5 in both shoes. Speed Elite Hyper stack sits at 29/21 with the same 8mm drop. Unlike the Edge, the Speed Elite does not have any plate at the heel, and relies more on an aggressive forefoot rocker to assist you through your stride. As such, the heel of the Speed Elite feels slightly softer, but the forefoot has a firmer propulsive feel to it. For a cadence runner, I would say the Edge is a better option, as I find the Speed Elite works best when you are going hard and loading the forefoot. Edge has the overall more secure fit, as the Speed Elite’s soft heel counter can feel a bit naked. I think the Speed Elite would make for a better short distance racer, like a road mile or 5km. As the distance gets longer, I think the more traditional-feeling transition of the Edge would be more comfortable for most people. Overall, I would say the Edge is the more versatile shoe, but the Speed Elite has the more unique top speed ride. 

Brooks Hyperion Elite 2 (RTR Review)

Ivan (US 8.5 in both): The Hyperion Elite 2 has a more evenly distributed level of cushion. I miss some softness in the heel, but the ride is fairly consistent and it is even more stable than the Metaspeed Edge's. The ride is also quite snappy, but the foam itself lacks some softness in the heel and some bounce compared to the Edge and it also feels a bit too stiff for my liking.

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semmtex said...

Please can you add comparison to the Puma Deviate Nitro Elite? It's a direct competitor with similar lower stack height.

Thank you for the review!

Sam Winebaum said...

Hi Semmtex,
Unfortunately Derek does not have the Deviate Nitro Elite that I know of. But yes should be very similar. If I get a pair from ASICS I will be able to compare.
Sam, Editor

Anonymous said...

If currently running the Asics Magic Speed as trainers, would the Edge correlate well as a potentially parallel racer? Or are each model a totally different fit, feel and function?