Asics Launches New Vegan Running Shoe

By Toni Okamoto

I’m currently training for a marathon and I’m in the market for new shoes. Could this pair be the winner? If you have any feedback in running with the vegan Asics, please share in the comments below!


Excerpts from Kicks on Fire, January 17th, 2015, Asics Gel Lyte 5 Vegan – Navy / Burgundy:

“Now adorned in an appreciating colorway of Navy and Burgundy, the silhouette flaunts a vegan composition which is essentially a microfiber material that is specifically designed and used as an animal-friendly substitute. The upper boasts a mixture of mesh, [faux] leather and suede draped in the respective palette, while resting atop a crisp White midsole and a stark Blue outsole to complete the aesthetically pleasing design.”

2 thoughts on “Asics Launches New Vegan Running Shoe

  1. These aren’t true running shoes – the Gel Lyte 5 is a casual or “fashion” shoe. It wouldn’t be wise to attempt running a marathon in a pair of them.

    Fortunately, the large majority of running shoes you would want to wear are already vegan, as synthetic materials are generally cheaper and breathe far better than leather.

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