The ASICS GEL-1160, Spring/Summer 2011, is an excellent shoe for those requiring mild structure from a shoe at outstanding value for money with the added benefits of a full length SpEVA midsole. This shoes is apart of the popular ASICS GEL 1100 Series..A hugely popular and great value shoe that continues the tradition of the GEL-1000 series. The GEL-1160 is a great option providing a fantastic ride for runners who may be on a budget or have not had the luxury of wearing top end running shoes. Ideal for the moderate over-pronator, it provides a fantastic ride with features such as rear and forefoot GEL cushioning which absorbs shock, and a new full length, in-shoe construction that provides a more comfortable, cushioned, yet stable feeling underfoot. ASICS High Abrasion Rubber is positioned in critical areas for exceptional durability.
- Shoe Category
- Ideal Use
- Road Running/Triathlon
- 299 g
ASICS is an acronym of the Latin phrase ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning ‘A Sound Mind In A Sound body’. And staying true to this philosophy, every ASICS product is made to enable professional and everyday athletes alike to push the boundaries of their physical capabilities.
Innovative from the very start, ASICS’ first pair of shoes, produced in 1949, featured a unique recessed sole design, which mimicked the action of an octopus’ suction cup. They were targeted at Japan’s up-and-coming basketball scene and, despite some notable successes of ASICS athletes in the 1950s and 60s, it wasn’t until the 1970s that the company established itself in the athletics world as a go-to manufacturer of running shoes.
Not content to rest on its laurels, ASICS opened the Research Institute of Sports Science in Kobe, Japan, and has since helped to advance technology in sports shoes and apparel industry wide through studying and analysing the movements of the human body and testing all kinds of weird and wonderful materials.
Today, ASICS is one of the world’s best known makers of performance shoes and apparel and the true runner’s choice, whether at professional sporting events, the Olympics or on a casual run in the park.