- Synthetic leather and mesh upper; ahar (Asics high abrasion resistant rubber); removable eva sockliner
- Trusstic system; california slip lasting; eva midsole; reflective stripes; blown rubber outsole
Asics Patriot 8 Running Shoes Hit the streets in the comfortable PATRIOT 8, a reliable, go-to shoe for your weekly run. Stay cool on hot days with a breathable mesh upper, and clock solid times with a cushioned midsole and supportive upper. Take on shorter runs with a comfortable midsole and breathable mesh upper. Get a contemporary look with a simplified upper design. Synthetic/Mesh Upper The Asics Patriot 8 Men’s Running Shoe features a synthetic/mesh upper, which delivers a lightweight and comfortable fit with excellent breathability. The mesh panels allow hot air to leave the shoe and cold air to penetrate and travel into the shoe to ensure the foot stays cool and dry. A removable EVA sockliner delivers a superb, adaptive fit that can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic. A California Slip Last also helps to improve stability and comfort as the upper is stitched to the EVA board before being directly attached to the midsole. There is also the added benefit of reflective elements to ensure visibility when running in low-light conditions, useful on those early morning or winter evening runs. EVA Midsole The Patriot 8’s midsole incorporates a full stretch EVA midsole platform which is designed with flex grooves aimed to strategically fold on impact. This folding design reduces the pressure on the underfoot, and creates a more cushioned ride for the wearer. Durable Outsole This shoe features an Asics High Abrasion Rubber outsole (AHAR). AHAR is a lightweight rubber compound that offers brilliant traction; it also boasts three times the durability of Asics’ standard rubber. AHAR is strategically placed in areas of the outsole that succumb to the most wear and tear which helps to extend the longevity of the shoe. The result is an extremely durable outsole with exceptional multi-surface grip. The outsole also features a Trusstic System which comprises a plastic bridge located under the foot of the arch, to help provide stability and comfort at a reduced weight.