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Performance Review: Asics Metaride VS Asics GlideRide

Glideride is the second pairs of ASICS Ride series shoe. The first one is Metaride.

As the upgrading range of Kayano and Nimbus series is not big now, Ride series will be the mainly popularized models of Asics.

Comparing with other Asics series shoes, Ride series are changed a lot. It uses GuideSole technology. With the thick insole and exaggerated outsole radian, it’s attractive.

(Left: Materide, Right: GildeRide)

The orientation and information of GildeRide:

Both of GildeRide and Materide are jogging shoes. GildeRide series is suitable for most of runners.

The foot feeling of GildeRide is obviously different with Kayano and Nimbus. The insole is thicker. The thickness of GildeRide forefoot sole IS 26mm and the thickness of rear sole is 31mm. The difference of level is only 5mm.

The arc-shaped outsole design will make you to fall down the floor with midsole firstly. Although it has thick insole, the weight is also not light, but I feel stable when running.

Comparing with Metaride, GildeRide is lighter and softer.

GildeRide uses layered insole, the upper layer is FlyteForm and the sublayer is ProPel. The rear sole still has GEL, but the area is smaller than Metaride.

GildeRide Line technology is also used on GildeRide.

The price of Metaride is twice expensive than GildeRide. But it doesn’t mean that the expensive one is more suitable for you. I think that the foot feeling of GildeRide is better the Metaride.

GildeRide Unboxing:

The radian of GildeRide forefoot sole is very exaggerated. It’s said that it’s to save the strength and make it easier to go ahead. If you used to other Asics series running shoes, you would need times to break-in.

The vamp is integrated knitted vamp.

The outsole is Arah Plus. The insole doesn’t touch the ground directly, so the durability would be good.

The shoe heel design is more simple comparing with Metaride, Kayano and Nimbus series running shoes. But the shoe heel is still very steady. Most of the Asics running shoes have good fit and supporting performance.

The cushion performance of Glideride is improved 7% comparing with Metaride. It’s softer.

The Ride design of Glideride and Metaride is different. Even if it doesn’t have the hollow-out design as Metaride insole, Glideride is still lighter, the unit weight is lighter about 16g than Metaride.

It’s a pity that both of Glideride and Metaride don’t have Ortholite shoe-pad.

Glideride VS Metaride

It looks that Glideride is bigger and wider than Metaride.

Both of the Glideride and Metaride has big upturning arch on forefoot.

Both of Glideride and Metaride is integrated knitted vamp, but the elasticity of the Metaride’s mesh fabric is better, and the mesh holes are also bigger than Glideride.

The shoe heel of Glideride and Metaride can fit the foot well. Although the design of Glideride shoe heel is simplified, but it still has excellent supporting performance to the ankle.

The area of Materide to touch the ground is bigger than Glideride. Metaride uses new GRIP SOLE. And the outsole of Glideride is close to the traditional running shoes.

After running a few times, I feel that Glideride is lighter and softer than Kayano and Nimbus. It’s more suitable for faster jogging. The thick insole assures the cushion space. With the good cost performance, Glideride is more suitable for most of people.