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A lightweight, supportive trainer with unmatched style, the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 8 features moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.

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Up the performance and the style with the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 8. A responsive ride and lightweight construction give the Noosa Tri 8 excellent runability, and a Dynamic DuoMax system provides a smooth transition and a bit of overpronation support. An airy no-sew upper makes this shoe suitable for sockless wear, perfect for your next triathlon. Includes elastic laces for quick entry.

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Weight: 8.8 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (26mm), Forefoot (18mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

INTRODUCTION

The Gel Noosa Tri 8 is a moderate feature, minimum support shoe designed for speedwork and racing. It is built with a semi-curved shape.

CUSHIONING

  • Rearfoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.
  • Forefoot Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.

MIDSOLE

  • Solyte is an ultra light, top-of-the-line midsole that delivers durable and responsive cushioning.
  • Dynamic DuoMax reduces over pronation by controlling the movement of the foot, leading to a smoother heel to toe transition. 
  • Space Trusstic System utilizes a gender-specific, thermal plastic midfoot unit for natural foot movement and increased torsional rigidity.
  • Propulsion Trusstic System utilizes a thermal plastic unit that connects the lateral heel to the medial forefoot. This unit works to release stored energy and propel you forward during toe-off.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • Guidance Line is a vertical flex groove in the forefoot for improved gait efficiency.

UPPER

  • Open mesh on the upper provides breathable coverage. 
  • Elastic Laces allow runners to slip shoes on quickly and easily for optimal performance.
  • ComforDry Sockliner is made with anti-bacterial material to reduce odor and moisture and provide additional cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to Dual-Density Solyte Foam, for enhanced cushioning and a moderately soft underfoot feel.
OUTSOLE
  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
  • WET GRIP Outsole is made from a blend of organic and non-organic components for increased traction on wet surfaces.

 

Comments: I have been running in the Noosa Tri's for years. However, I've purchased two pairs of the Tri 8's this year with the same result. I haven't been able to use either pair to run or walk in due to them causing blisters on my heels. I thought they would get "worn in" but it simply did not happen. With the second pair, I read reviews and decided to try to purchase a half size bigger but I had to send them back. I've never had problems with the previous models and love running in them, but I've been highly disappointed with the Tri 8.
From: Ali, Chesterfield, MO, U.S.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+