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REVIEW: ASICS NOVABLAST™ 4

The NOVABLAST™ is one of ASICS' newest and most popular road running shoes. It’s all about great bounce and energy return.

Its expressive and unique midsole has made this shoe a firm ASICS favourite, especially amongst younger runners and professional athletes who see it as a great training shoe.

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Price:£134.99
Weight:Men's: 260g / Women's: 225g
Drop:8mm
Stack height:Men's: 41.5mm (Heel) - 33.5mm (Forefoot) Women's: 40.5mm (Heel) - 32.5mm (Forefoot)
Most suitable for:The NOVABLAST™ is a great choice if you want a shoe with extra bounce.
Key features:FF BLAST™ PLUS ECO for cloud-like softness, new midsole geometry for more responsiveness and energy return and a lightweight engineered woven upper for improved breathability and comfort.

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NOVABLAST™ 4 vs NOVABLAST™ 3

Introducing the new NOVABLAST™ 4 shoe – updated, upgraded and packed full of energy. With incredible bounce and energy return, this shoe can move you from feeling average to energised. Its vibrant colour and progressive design make this shoe even more iconic than ever before.

PURE ENERGY

The shoe’s midsole accentuates the FFBLAST™ PLUS ECO technology to create a trampoline effect that propels runners forward.

LIGHTWEIGHT

A soft and lightweight mesh upper delivers excellent airflow, keeping feet cooler and fresher while running.

UNIQUE

A unique look and feel unlike anything else in the collection. Being fast has never looked so good.

"The NOVABLAST™ 4 shoes feel great! And running in them makes me feel energized. The shoes have great bounce, and they’re super-comfortable".

Emma Bates - ASICS athlete

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We take a closer look at this exciting new release, with a comparison to its predecessor the NOVABLAST™ 3.

KEY FEATURES:

The NOVABLAST™ 4 has the same 8mm drop and stack height as the NOVABLAST™ 3, but is slightly heavier in design than it's predecessor. The men's shoe now weighs 260g compared to 250g, whilst the women's shoe now weighs 225g compared to 210g.

ENGINEERED WOVEN UPPER

A one-piece, lightweight, highly breathable and durable with balanced stretch for comfort. A perforated forefoot and integrated stripe offer a sustainable and modern visual.

In comparison, the NOVABLAST™ 3 features an engineered mesh.

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TONGUE EXECUTION

This upgraded stretch gusset construction is racing inspired with dimensional neoprene padding that aids recovery through breathability and plush feel.

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GEOMETRY DESIGN

The uniquely designed midsole accentuates the FFBLAST™ PLUS ECO technology and together with the trampoline inspired outsole provides the responsiveness and energy return the NOVABLAST™ series is know for.

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FFBLAST™ PLUS ECO MIDSOLE

Lightweight and energetic with cloud-like softness and now our most sustainable cushioning midsole ever with 20% bio content.

In comparison, the NOVABLAST™ 3 features an FFBLAST™ PLUS midsole.

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AHAR™ RUBBER LOW DENSITY OUTSOLE

ASICS high abrasion resistant rubber – Updated with a lower density placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

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THE ASICS MISSION

Founded in 1949, ASICS is undisputedly the leading running shoe brand for both enthusiasts and professional athletes. Whether you're attending sporting events or enjoying a leisurely run around the local park, ASICS is the ultimate runner's choice for providing comfort, support and a superior ride. From opening the Research Institute of Sports Science in Kobe in May 1990, the brand is unmatched for technological superiority and rigorous quality, and many innovations have stemmed from this unique site where scientists and athletes work together. The mission is to become the number one brand for sports enthusiasts by striving to build upon current technological advances and pledging to bring harmony to the body and soul.

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