ASICS SonicSprint Elite, $160, reviewed for RunBlogRun by Cregg Weinmann, RunningProductReviews



The SonicSprint Elite is the latest iteration of ASICS' pinnacle in sprint performance footwear. Elite athlete feedback has driven the advances to the shoe resulting in this update. The upper is a durable and supportive closed mesh, which breathes well thanks to subtle venting over the midfoot, with ultra-thin welded overlays adding support along with a smooth interior.

A sueded midfoot and ankle collar offers comfort, while the reinforced heel anchors the foot to the plate. The thin EVA midsole provides enough cushion over the plate for effective sprinting. The six spike plate is a full-length molded Pebax nylon, shaped with plenty of stiffness in the forefoot, balancing its light weight with a springy return of coiled energy. The result is a no-nonsense elite sprint shoe aimed at top performance.

Updates the SonicSprint Elite
Sizes unisex 6-13,14
Weight 5.5 oz. (w/spikes, men's 11)
Spikes 6, replaceable
Upper minimesh with fused no-sew overlays and synthetic suede interior
Midsole full-length EVA
Outersole full-length nylon (Pebax) spike plate
Recommended for sprints through 400m; on synthetic surfaces

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