The ASICS Novablast Took Over This Year & These Pairs Show Why

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The runnaissance has happened. In a year dominated by the pandemic and all of its undesirable consequences, most of us picked up a pair of sneakers, copped some new running gear, and hit the pavements at pace. It’s a beautiful example of a silver lining. Another aspect of the so-called runnaissance is that the peaking popularity of running trainers forged some new-age classics. One silhouette that really stole the limelight this year was the ASICS Novablast.

As comfortable in your everyday fits as it is covering grueling distances, the ASICS Novablast typifies a prevailing style in sneakers. Nowadays, utilitarian, performance-forward designs are as likely to be seen on fashion-week feet as luxury pairs from beloved houses are; this shift has breathed new life into brands like ASICS which now sit defiantly at the intersection of lifestyle and performance.

Need proof? Collaborations with Slam Jam, AFFIX, and more have positioned the ASICS Novablast as a champion in the performance-lifestyle arena. So, whether you’ve made a hobby of breaking personal bests or you’re looking for a quick rotation update before summer, here are some of our favorite ASICS Novablast colorways around.

An orange wave links the black mesh upper to a clean white outsole while colorful hits to the laces, collar, and heel highlight this runner.

Black uppers often need highlights, and the purple echoes to the midsole and heel check that box.

This neutral pair perfectly demonstrates the lifestyle prowess of the Novablast.

Dusty red forms the foundation for this colorway and it works in tandem with yellow hits to the heel and tongue for an eye-catching finish.

Understated in the best way, this pair peaks at the heel with an iridescent touch to add a flourish to finish.

You can’t miss this highlighter-orange sole unit.

The ASICS Novablast SPS brings out the shoe’s rugged side with waterproof uppers and toggle lace closure.

If you’re on the hunt for a clean runner for summer, look no further.

Fingers crossed that this pair will be matching the blue skies this summer. Like running on clouds.

This pair in Carrier Grey thrives on subtle detailing like a digital camo pattern to the ASICS logo.

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