With an asymmetrical design that provides a more secure hold during quick movements, the Asics Gel Craze TR 2 for women is bound to please, according to the manufacturer. The lateral support is improved through the SpEVA® Midsole material that absorbs shock from impact and bounces back quickly. Further, the FluidAxis® Midsole Technology, flex grooves strategically placed to align with joints, enables the Asics Gel Craze TR 2 to sense and adjust to the athlete’s foot strike. The dual-density foam extends from the rearfoot through the arch providing support and heling to avoid over pronation. The trainer features durable laces with a lock-down lace system to keep foot movement to a minimum.
Asics’ website says the cushioning starts with the Rearfoot Gel® system that decreases the shock during impact and encourages an even transition to midstance for the Asics Gel Craze TR 2. The collar and tongue are padded for comfort. Amazon describes the synthetic overlays on the mesh upper as allowing air flow without losing the shoe’s shape or toe support. Reflective stripes decorate each side of the Asics Gel Craze TR 2, as well as improving safety on this lace up shoe. The outsole provides stable movements regardless of the terrain and are durable no-mark rubber. Asics Gel Craze TR 2 weighs in at 7.8 oz. and carries the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
Amazon reviews describe the trainers as good for step, jazzercise, kickboxing, and Zumba classes. They said the move without sticking and with good lateral support. Reviewers praise the Gel Craze TR 2 for the most part but opinions vary on the amount of arch support. Several said they had to replace the insole for more support but others said they were fine for their high arches. Most agreed these Asics are lightweight trainers that are a true fit in sizes. Many stated they liked the look of the shoe as well as the comfort. Asics makes the Asics Gel Craze TR 2 in tri-colors with white highlighting parts of every sole. The main colors include blue, black, gray and navy.
Care for the shoe is standard for Asics. The insole can be removed for separate cleaning. Washing machines and dryers are not recommended for any part of the shoe except the laces. Direct heat is discouraged to dry because it can alter the shape of the shoe. Asics recommends removing dirt with a small brush or towel using a gentle soap with appropriate pressure. Newspaper or paper towels can be placed inside shoes to absorb moisture and decrease drying time.