New Balance 850

The 850 support series shoe from New Balance is the update product to the 859. Rely on a straight wide footprint, and now a more cushioned collar for greater comfort and new, durable StabiliCore™ which will provide a better pronation guidance with smoother transitions. The new 850 will accommodate the moderate-to-severe overpronator runner, providing the essential support and comfort you need to take on the road. (Updated Model : 940)

MSRP : US$115
Weight : 12.9 oz / 365 gm
Predecessor : 859
Product Cycle : RY.2009.DY.2010.Dec.

Features : Abzorb DTS®, Abzorb SBS®, Abzorb FL®, Stabili Core, Lighting Dry™, Dual Density Collar, N-Lock® Midfoot Support, Phantom Liner, Blown Rubber Outsole, Sure Lace™, Acteva™ Midsole, N-durance® Outsole, Stability Web™, Extended Web™

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Recommended slight-severe over-pronating runners who seek a durable and plush support shoes.
History : 850 Series : 850('09), 859('08)


Abzorb® : For pure cushioning in the heel and forefoot, Abzorb® is the solution. By absorbing shock and displacing energy, Abzorb® softens the impact, foot-strike after foot-strike.

Abzorb® DTS : Dynamic Transition System in the heel combines ABZORB® foam and ABZORB® SBS to provide optimal cushioning and a smooth transition on heel strike.

Abzorb FL® : Full-length Abzorb midsole material with excellent cushioning and energy displacement properties.

Abzorb SBS® : For pure cushioning Abzorb SBS® is the solution. An evolution of the original Abzorb®, Abzorb SBS® has a cored design that 'absorbs' shock and displaces energy at key impact points on the strike zone. Its unique material is highly durable and formulated to counterbalance the rigorous impact of performance running.

ACTEVA® : Greater consistency in cell size/lower density of cellular foam structure increases resistance to compression set.

Dual Density Collar : Uses both a softer density foam against the foot for cushioning, and a firmer density foam for support.

Extended Web® : Delivers midfoot support and increased stability by extending TPU on the medial post to cradle the foot.

N-durance® : Outsole : Provides long-wearing durability.

N-Lock® : External support system ensures shoe is pulled snugly around your midfoot.

Phantom Liner™ : Lining : Reduces abrasion and discomfort.

Stability Web® : Delivers midfoot support and reduces the weight of the shoe.

Stabilicore : Made from an injection molded thermoplastic that offers a great deal of precision, consistency, and exceptional pronation control. Unlike foam posting systems, it provides a continuous range of stiffness for a smooth transition from heel strike to toe-off. Stabilicore will replaced TS2 Medial Posting technology.

Sure Lace™ : Secure shoe laces provide added midfoot support and keep the shoe snug around the foot.

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Asics Gel Nimbus 11

After 10 years as Asics top cushioning line, the Gel-Nimbus series continues to provide outstanding cushioning, unmatched feel and a weight drop. Built on a wide platform for exceptional comfort and stability, The New Nimbus 11, provide a softer ride with gravity-defying responsiveness, a redesigned upper with proprietary asymmetrical lacing design, injected Solyte for higher compression weight, a making for exceptional comfort and stability.

MSRP : US$125
Weight : 12.4 oz / 351 gm
Predecessor : Nimbus 10
Features : Gel®, Space Trusstic System™, I.G.S.®, AHAR+, PHF™, Solyte™, Biomorphic Fit™, Asymmetrical Lacing, Stitch-less PHF® construction

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Recommended for neutral or under pronating runners who favor a very cushy ride.
History : Nimbus 11('09), Nimbus 10('08), Nimbus 9~1


AHAR+ : Heel : A thinner and lighter version of Asics High Abrasion Resistance rubber. It is placed on the impact area of the outsole to reduce excessive wear.

Asymmetrical Lacing Design : This set-up inimprove the ASICS Biomorphic Fit by creating a more anatomically correct lacing pattern. The asymmetrical lacing design is configured to wrap across the top of the vamp, creating a more open forefoot environment.

Biomorphic Fit : Provides enhanced upper fit and comfort while decreasing potential for irritation.

GEL® : Provides maximum rearfoot and forefoot shock attenuation.

I.G.S.® : Impact Guidance System : ASICS® design philosophy that uses linked componentry to encourage optimal gait while allowing for natural foot movement from heel strike to toe-off.

PHF™ : Personal Heel Fit System : Moulds and customises itself to the individual heel shape of the wearer.

Solyte™ : The advantage to injected Solyte® is a much more consistent density, ensuring that the desired softness is more ‘dialed in’ than standard compression molded midsole material. Injected Solyte® is also lighter than standard Solyte® contributing to the overall drop in weight.

Space Trusstic System™ : The system works with the complex functions of the foot to facilitate Windlass Mechanics. Space Trusstic is new I.G.S. componentry and an evolution, if not revolution of our benchmark trusstic technology. The Space Trusstic system is not integrated within the EVA. Rather it is suspended below the midsole EVA forming a distinct pocket or space into which the EVA of the mid foot section of the shoe can distort. The result is that torsion stability of the shoe is maintained but pressure on the plantar facia is released enabling tension with the transition from foot flat to propulsion. This is designed to facilitate the all-important Windlass Mechanism. Space Trusstic is a natural extension of I.G.S. and an enhancement of Windlass Mechanics.

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Pearl iZumi Streak

Built for speed, the Pearl iZumi Syncro Streak is a lightweight but well cushioned daily trainer or for your race day. Speed off in style in the Streak training shoes for a smooth efficient high performance run. (Updated Model : Pearl iZumi Streak)

MSRP : US$130
Weight : 8.8 oz / 249 gm
Predecessor : Nil
Product Cycle : RY.2008.DY.2010.Dec.
Features : Upper : Seamless Race Upper, EVA Insole, Traditional Last : Midsole : EVA, Skydex® Heel Crash Pad, Skydex® Forefoot, TPU Bridge : Outsole : Heel Crash Pad, Full Blown Rubber

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Recommended for runners looking for an ideal light weight training or race day performance shoe.
History : Streak Series : Streak('08)


EVA Insole : High-performance builted for increased arch support.

SkyDex Forefeet : Consists of thermoplastic polyurethane molded into a twin hemispherical pattern designed for toe off propulsion.

SkyDex Heel Crash Pad : Composed of thermoplastic polyurethane molded into a twin hemispherical pattern engineered to absorb shock from heelstrike.

Seamless Race Upper : Designed to reduce irritation and improve foot comfort.

TPU Bridge : Located at the bottom of the midfoot and is a thermoplastic unit intended to maintain forefoot and rearfoot torsional integrity.

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