asics = pseudoscience wrote:
I think you missed the point of the criticism. Other shoes do not have two virtually identical shoes where the consumer is forced to make a decision on what is best for them. Asics is not releasing the shoes simultaneously, which is causing even more confusion.
Oddly, they are promoting the shoe that very few people would actually benefit from according to Asics's own research. The majority of runners are "cadence" runners as defined by Asics. Most runners increase stride length and cadence as they get faster. The minority of runners only increase stride length, which is categorized as a "stride" runner. Although, I am skeptical that any "stride" runner only changes stride length as they get faster, since that would promote over-striding.
I will boycott Asics indefinitely because of their pseudoscience.
You are misinterpreting what they are saying:https://preview.redd.it/mnmm6iakz6q61.png?auto=webp&s=adb4d142367626c573a1267e790b9dc15f2adec1
Cadence runners increase BOTH cadence and stride length with a max cadence approaching 230.
Stride runners are disproportionately increasing stride, and are not increasing cadence beyond 180.
So if you are never hitting cadences of above 180, then you are probably a 'stride runner'.
Note the speeds they test are between 3 and 4 min/k
They only discovered this while testing the Sky, that's why the Edge shoe comes later.