I was at my daughter's swim meet a few weeks ago when I saw this woman wearing the most colorful running shoes I can remember seeing in a LONG time! Having been an Asics fan since I got my first pair during high school cross country almost 30 years ago, I had to find out where I could get these!
These cool shoes are ASICS – GEL-Noosa Tri 7 (Neon Pink/Coral/Noosa Glow) – Footwear and they are designed to be a lightweight training or racing shoe perfect for triathletes. They have speed lacing and no-slip footbeds and are designed to be comfortable with or without socks. Reviews have been mixed as to whether or not you should go up a half size in these shoes or not so you may want to try them on at your local store first or get them from my favorite place, Zappos, since shipping is free both ways if you need to return them.
The ASICS Gel-Noosa Tri 7 is priced around $120 which puts it right into what I consider a mid-range running shoe. And while I know these are designed for racing, they are so cute and Asics are so comfortable, I am considering getting a pair for low mileage training days and wearing when I coach conditioning with the kids at the pool.