Mens Shoes

ASICS Metaspeed Sky Plus - Velvet Pine/Safety Yellow

Velvet Pine/Safety Yellow

ASICS Metaspeed Sky Plus - Velvet Pine/Safety Yellow

Designed for stride-style runners, the ASICS Metaspeed Sky+ in Velvet Pine/Safety Yellow offers carbon plated efficiency and longer strides to let you conserve energy for the end of your race.
The ASICS Metaspeed Sky+ has moved the carbon plate closer to the foot from the original version, this allows for more compression of the midsole foam, and a softer feel on landing, letting you hit your stride with a touch more comfort.

They have also managed to squeeze 4% more volume of foam underfoot, for only a 6g weight change, that’s the weight of a postcard! The FF Turbo foam used offers 13% more bounce and is 33% lighter than standard FF Blast, giving you massive amounts of energy return in an incredibly lightweight package.

The Carbon plate features a slightly less curved form in this iteration, giving a faster rebound, and requiring less energy to bend it on landing.

A new motion wrap upper is made from a lightweight woven jacquard mesh, it offers optimised reinforcement for a solid feel, and even the laces have been updated, with shorter serrated laces providing a secure lockdown.


Creators of one of the first marathon-specific shoes back in 1953, ASICS have a firmly established history in running, with their reputation for technical excellence spreading far beyond the borders of their home base in Japan.

They remain hugely successful in the 26-mile distance, where their renowned GEL technology is popular for its ability to absorb impacts and help reduce injuries.

ASICS also produce excellent shoes for overpronators, as embodied by their flagship series, the Kayano, a long-distance structured shoe that’s been keeping runners comfortable since ’93. 

Their newer Fast series includes the explosive Novablast. Ditching the slightly heavier GEL for lightweight but propulsive materials, they make the most of every moment over shorter distances.

Carbon Plate

Carbon plates have well-researched benefits and a seemingly endless list of race wins and world records.

They create the firmer feel that fast racers are looking for and help to guide the foot through your stride, providing a touch of extra support. They can also help create a rocker feel, with the stiffness allowing the shoe to pivot – as the toe goes down, the heel must come up, easing you into your next stride.

Although stiff, they do flex, providing an energised pop of forward momentum as the plate fights to retain its shape.

Each brand, and almost every shoe, uses a plate differently. Different shapes, thicknesses, and designs are used to prioritise a different aspect of performance. Some aim exclusively to guide the stride, while others focus solely on propulsion.


• Jacquard mesh upper improves breathability
• FF BLAST TURBO cushioning improves compression and creates a responsive feel underfoot
• Curved sole design helps runners conserve more energy in each step
• Carbon plate guides your foot throughout your step and propels your foot forward
• ASICSGRIP outsole rubber improves durability and grip
• At least 20% of the upper's material is made with recycled polyester
• The sockliner is produced with the solution dyeing process that reduces water usage by approximately 33% and carbon emissions by approximately 45% compared to the conventional dyeing technology
• Weight: Men’s 205g
• Stack height: 39 – 34mm
• Heel drop: 5mm

Additional Information

  • Quick Ref: 262176
  • Man. Ref: 1013A115-300