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Breathable open mesh
In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The shoe itself is very nice and fits my son well. The first pair we received developed a small rip around the laces after about 3 weeks of use. We notified Amazon and they quickly sent a replacement pair at no cost. Very impressed as usual with Amazon. However, the second pair developed the same thing around 2 weeks of usage. Seems to be a flaw in the design. Now my son is a High School Heavy Weight wrestler -- so may not be an issue for smaller sizes or for wrestlers of lower weight classes -- but we have never had any issues with shoes before -- be aware of the potential issue. He likes the shoes so we will see if we can hold them together for the rest of this season.
I have wide feet and these shoes are great. Asics makes wide split second 9s but these are comfy as well. One of the interesting things about these shoes is the laces are tapered and curved along the shoe instead of straight down the middle, which makes them a lot more contoured to your foot. In terms of sizing, unless you currently own a pair of asics shoes, the sizing runs a size smaller. So order a size up to avoid re shipping another pair.
The soles are outstanding, great grip. It's like grappling bare footed with glue on your feet. You don't even know they are there great flex and form to your feet in no time. If you compete and practice outside of just school or clubs I am not to sure how long the finish will hold up. But time will tell.
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