The Flow Light Fulcrum represents the latest iteration of Karhu’s Fulcrum technology, and we think it’s the most effective one to date. The midsole combines the Fulcrum element—here, a second-density foam— with a softer density of EVA to deliver an effective ride that’s responsive and resilient.
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Round 2 of the PureFlow sports a few key changes along with a bump in the price, which is a sign of the times. The upper has been completely reworked. The tongue is gone, in favor of a continuous lateral-side opening with a medial flap.
The roots of this shoe reach way back, and Gel-Lyte is a welcome addition to ASICS’ 33 series. Round 1 had significant strengths, but its upper had a few issues. Round 2 addresses those and also debuts Fluid Axis, ASICS’ new midsole geometry designed to work efficiently with the foot’s motion.
The Gel-Excel, ASICS’ flagship shoe of the 33 series, has undergone its first update, and Round 2 introduces a new approach to the geometry of the series, Fluid Axis, which debuts in two shoes this season.
This time out, the Triumph joins Saucony’s 8mm parade, featuring the same performance geometry as many of its mainline shoes and rounding out the Saucony performance lineup. The upper is wide-open air mesh with midfoot overlays sandwiched between the mesh layers, and pared back to minimize weight.