Today, let’s look back the nice running shoes which were released in 2021.
Carbon Fiber Running Shoes–Asics MetaSpeed Sky
There are many carbon fiber running shoes which have been released in 2021, such as Asics MetaSpeed Sky/Edge, Saucony Endorphin Pro 2/+, Adidas adizero adios Pro 2, New Balance FuelCell RC Elite V2, On CloudBoom Echo, and NIKE Vaporfly NEXT% 2 etc. Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 and NIKE Vaporfly NEXT% 2 only adjust the vamp based on previous generation. So we don’t talk about them today.
Adidas AdiZero Adios Pro 2 and Asics MetaSpeed Sky are two of the standouts running shoes of the year 2021. But the performance of the running shoes also needs to consider the feeling of common runners. For the overall performance and comprehensive experience, it’s undoubtedly that Asics MetaSpeed Sky is the better one.
Asics MetaSpeed Sky uses the new developed insole foam FF Blast Turbo. It’s more resilient and softer than adidas adizero adios Pro 2. It doesn’t have high request for the strength of foot.
Asics MetaSpeed Sky is the closest model to Nike Vaporfly NEXT%.
Speed Training Shoes- -New Balance FuelCell Rebel V2
There are also many speed training shoes which are released in 2021, such as Saucony Endorphin Speed 2, New Balance FuelCell Rebel V2, HOKA ONE ONE Mach 4 and Puma Electrify Nitro etc. The most satisfied one is undoubtedly FuelCell Rebel V2.
FuelCell Rebel V2 has two advantages:
1.Lightweight and good air permeability: the unit weight of US9 is 206g. As a pair of training shoes, the weight is light. The vamp uses single layer of grenadine. The air permeability is good.
2.The sole is soft, resilient and comfortable. The FuelCell foam has been adjusted to be soft and resilient. The cushion performance is good when jogging. And we can also feel the obvious resilience if run fast.
If you are unsatisfied at FuelCell Rebel V2, then Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 is also suitable for training. The performance is excellent.
Daily Training Shoes- -Asics Novablast 2
The daily training shoes which have been released in 2021 includes Nike Pegasus 38, adidas adizero Boston 10, Asics Novablast 2, Saucony Triumph 19, HOKA ONE ONE Rincon 3 and HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 8 etc.
The reason why we choose Asics Novablast 2 is, as a pair of training shoes, the overall performance is good, it can satisfy the request of daily training.
The unit weight of US9 is 269g. The drop height of the forefoot sole and shoe heel is 8mm. It’s not light, but also not heavy. Asics Novablast 2 uses FF Blast material for the insole. Comparing with previous FlyteFoam, it’s lighter and the resilience is better. The colorway of Asics Novablast 2 also looks better than previous Asics running shoes.
Jogging Shoes– HOKA ONE ONE Bondi X
With the carbon plate, the HOKA ONE ONE Bondi X can keep the good cushion and stability. Not matter daily dressing or jogging, we can feel that the shoes is stable and can offer enough cushion performance. But the disadvantage of Bondi X is the weight. It’s a little heavy.
Stability series running shoes–Nike Infinity React Run 2
The 2021 released stability series running shoes includes Nike Infinity React Run 2, Asics Kayano Lite 2, New Balance FuelCell Prism V2, Nike Infinity Miler and Saucony Endorphin Shift 2 etc. The overall performance of Nike Infinity React Run 2 and Asics Kayano Lite 2 are better.
As I really like the Nike Infinity React Run 1, I have better first impression for Nike Infinity React Run 2. Nike Infinity React Run 2 uses thicker knitted vamp. The mid-sole position uses flywire to reinforce. So the fitness and comfort level of Nike Infinity React Run 2 is better than React Run 1.
The only problem of Nike Infinity React Run 2 is the air permeability. It’s unsuitable for running in Summer. But it will be perfect to run in Autumn and Winter. The price is also cheap.
Surprising running shoes series–PUMA NITRO series
Comparing with the other 2021 running shoes, PUMA Nitro series running shoes are definitely the most surprising one. PUMA released 6 models of running shoes with the Nitro technology insole.
1.PUMA Magnify Nitro is designed for heavy weight runners and the new runners.
2.Daily training models: Velocity Nitro & Electrify Nitro.
3. Deviate Nitro has built-in full-length carbon fiber plate for long distance training.
4. Deviate Nitro Elite is designed for top-level elite runners
5. Voyage Nitro is designed for cross-country running.
The 6 models of running shoes can satisfy the request of different runners. Moreover, the appearance is great.
We look forward that each brand can develop more nice running shoes in 2022. We can also see more shoes which are exciting and can’t wait to say ‘SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY’.