If you’re always thinking about your carbon footprint with every step, ASICS’ new sneakers might be the shoes to invest in. The GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 shoes, due for release early next year, are composed of solution-dyed polyester in the shoe’s upper material and the mesh lining of the sock.
The average running shoe emits around 13kg of carbon dioxide due to the materials used and how they are disposed of, typically in landfills. The new ASICS shoes only emit 1.95kg per pair, so they are a real contender for the best eco-friendly running shoes.
But where does the sugar part come in? The soles are made from a carbon-negative foam, a fusion of material derived in part from sugar cane. Using a renewable raw material like sugar cane means the shoes are more sustainable and supposedly provide a more comfortable run.
New releases from ASICS, including the Asics Metaspeed Edge Plus, have shown that they are looking to provide ever-lighter running shoes, reducing grams where they can. Significantly lighter than the lowest CO2e trainers currently available, including Adizero X Allbirds 2.94KG CO2E trainers and ASICS Tiger Runner trainers, you can invest your time in a long run without worrying about extra weight on your feet.
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ASICS’ commitment to reducing its CO2e emissions is obviously a good thing, with the company promising to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, so this shoe is a promising “step” in the right direction.
However, their commitment to taking the weight off these eco-friendly hooves indicates that ASICS really put a lot of thought into this shoe from a performance standpoint: not just making it more sustainable, but also using materials that will help you and our performance better. The sugarcane sole is said to be more comfortable, and we’re eager to validate that claim, but the recycled polyester upper will mean our feet will stay dry as we run through puddles of mud.
The look of the shoe, with a thick heel and high design, including a cool ribbon structure, gives it an ascetically pleasing look. But since it’s a winter shoe, we’d expect it to come in multiple colors, as white won’t stay white for long, especially if used for trail running or in all weather conditions.
The best road running shoes are not only lightweight, but durable and comfortable – while ASICS’ GEL-LYTE III CM 1.95 is a super sustainable choice, they’ll also have to perform well to compete with the best. from the market .