Disclosure: This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of ASICS.
In addition to running, I routinely focus on incorporating strength training and other low-impact cardio into my training routine. Up until a couple of weeks ago though, I routinely did all of my activity in running shoes, lacing up an older pair for non-running activities. So when I received the opportunity to try out the new ASICS GEL-Fit Sana training shoes, I was beyond thrilled.
I usually find running shoes to be too heavy and clunky for the elliptical. However, I did not find the ASICS Gel-Fit Sanas to be that way whatsoever. I haven’t felt weighed down when wearing these shoes while on the elliptical.
These shoes are not your ordinary gym shoe. They are lightweight (weighing only 5.6 ounces), and feature a customized fit. The flexible material makes them feel as though you are walking around barefoot while wearing them. However, they are supportive enough to wear all day long and not have tired feet at the end of the day. I wore them while we were at Disney World last month, and after being on my feet walking around all day on concrete my feet didn’t hurt at all.
Not only are they comfortable and provide a customized fit, they are also super fashionable. Whether its been when I’ve worn the shoes at the gym or out while running errands, I’ve received multiple compliments about these shoes. They are available in multiple color combinations (I received them in Hot Pink/White/Grape).
I usually wear a size 8.5 running shoe, which is a half size bigger than my usual everyday shoes. Since I had read that these shoes fit like a glove, I ordered them in my running shoe size, and they fit well. Because they’re designed to be worn either with a thin sock or barefoot, I can’t wear my normal running socks when I wear these shoes, but had no problem wearing my usual day-to-day athletic socks. With socks, my ASICS were snug, but not too snug.
I will continue to wear these shoes as everyday shoes and to the gym on non-running days. And I’ll likely purchase another pair of them down the road.