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Asics Noosa Tri 13

A shoe as bold as the marathon itself! The Noosa Tri 13 can run short or long and was designed with triathlons in mind.
Asics Noosa Tri 13 Colors

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Surface

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Surface(s) this shoe is designed for

Road

Support

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Support philosophy of shoe

Neutral

Drop

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Heel-to-toe angle

5mm

Heel Height

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Underfoot height on the heel of the shoe

25mm

Toe Height

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Underfoot height on the forefoot of the shoe

20mm

Asics Noosa Tri 13 Review

Likes

  • Versatile: good for short and long runs
  • Comfortable without break-in
  • Light, energetic running experience
  • Locked down and fitted
  • Durable
  • Triathlon features: quick laces, pull tab heel, liner for sockless running
  • Fun to wear around as a casual shoe

Dislikes

  • The bold color schemes can be too much for some tastes
  • Firmer midsole may make some feel fatigued or “beat up” on longer runs
  • Traction suffers on wet surfaces

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Asics Noosa Tri 13 Features

Comfort and Fit

The Noosa Tri 13 is comfortable out of the box. It feels locked down and has good ground feel. The uppers also feel seamless and are meant for sockless use if desired — great for triathletes. Multiple runners report wearing this shoe around casually just for fun.

Traction

On dry road surfaces, traction is good but wet surfaces reduces grip and can cause slipping.

Durability

Lightweight shoes tend to wear out faster, but reviewers find the Noosa Tri 13 to be very durable with minimal wear after respectable use.

Support

Arch support is neutral and the shoe’s lacing system with 5mm heel-to-toe drop creates a very stable and locked down running ride.

Breathability

Uppers are extremely breathable.

Style

The Noosa Tri 13 colors might be too crazy for the office, but athletes love wearing such a bold and fun shoe. Running takes some ambition and boldness, why not compliment the act with a confident style?

Flexibility and Responsiveness

FlyteFoam and Guidsole rocker design help creates a springy running experience which feels responsive and efficient. Combining this with a firmer sole means little energy is lost to overpadded and squishy soles.

Asics Noosa Tri 13 Construction

Outsole

Lightweight rubber outsole which is durable and works well on dry surfaces. The sole is not designed for wet surfaces and will lose traction.

Midsole

The FlyteFoam midsoles are firm to the touch, but feel softer when laced up. Runners find the sole springy and responsive.

Upper

The most interesting detail about the upper is a grippy tongue which allows triathletes to quickly pull the shoe on during transitions.

Lacing System

Laces are easy to use and stay tied. An extra pair of bungee tri-laces come with the shoes to help slip feet into the shoe quickly.

Conclusion

The Asics Noosa Tri 13 may be the most versatile road running shoe and it also has some extra triathlon features. Runners love it for all distances and even casual wear. The shoe is solid across the board and comes with a outrageously fun style. A great shoe by all accounts!

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