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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: 9.9 oz (size 9)

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

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (Based on width D)

  • 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


The Gel Noosa Tri 8 is a moderate feature, minimum support shoe designed for speedwork and racing.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: This is an OK shoe. Nothing spectacular and definitely not like the previous versions of the Noosa tri, but its serviceable. when I first got them I remember they were very stiff, but about a hundred miles and they got a little softer so I wouldn't recommend running any races right out of the box- not that you should do that with any shoe. I didn't find them very narrow, the only gripe I have with them is that the tongue is sewed in to one side of the shoe which is really annoying, more so because I have very very high arches. I'm not that impressed with asics on the whole lately. they arent all that cushioned either but I'm a hundred twenty pounds so I can run on pretty stiff shoes.
From: Matt, Saint Paul, MN

Comments: I recently got a pair of these shoes directly from asics and I'm very happy with them. I'm overpronating and have some issues with my right knee, due to recent injury. The most comfortable shoe I have is the GT2000, but I also use minimalist (vivobarefoot) and Salomon Speedcross for trail runs. I needed something light and breezy for the track, with decent amount of support and lower heel-to-toe drop.

Sizing: I did go a size up as they are a bit narrow.

Comfort: They are not as cushioned as the Gt2000, but they are light and have a nice amount of stability. No removable insole, which is not an issue, as I'm able to fit orthotics inside, but there's no need for them anyways. Very nice interior and perfectly usable with bare feet. I have noticed a few small hot spots, but nothing serious, so don't worry.

Usage: I use them mainly for speedwork and as casual shoes, as they look very nice. Excellent for sprinting and short runs, but could probably work for longer runs (they are made for triathlon races). I'm very picky and have returned 5-6 pairs of shoes for the last few months, but these have found a place in my shoe rotation.

Design : Level of prettyness 1000000, and they glow in the dark. The bunjee laces are very comnfortable, but not as pretty.
From: Alexander, Bulgaria

Comments: Quite a comfy shoe with a smoother interior than it's less flashy cousin the ds trainer. A quick light ride with just a bit of stability. Good for long and fast stuff as it was nice for strides and a 15 mile run. As described a party on the feet.
From: Moov, Bellingham, WA