In order to produce this sensation, the midsole design of the NOVABLAST™ takes inspiration from a trampoline, allowing runners to spring from stride to stride. Its new FLYTEFOAM™ Blast midsole gives the shoe a soft but responsive feeling underfoot. Despite its light weight of approximately 275g (M) and 225g (W), the shoe’s midsole design gives runners an energetic spring with every stride. The upper fabric is a mesh that provides excellent airflow for a cooler run. It is engineered to be not only soft and comfortable but also strong for hold and support – without any need for stitched or welded overlays. The sole of the NOVABLAST™ running shoe uses ASICS’ renowned AHARPLUS™ rubber, which has triple the abrasion resistance of our traditional outsole and promises runners improved durability and better traction.