10 Best Asics Men's Cross Training Shoes

Updated on: May 2021

Best Asics Men's Cross Training Shoes in 2021


ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Runner, Carbon/Silver/Green Gecko, 11 M US

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Runner, Carbon/Silver/Green Gecko, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Metropolis/Glacier Grey

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Metropolis/Glacier Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner - A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Removable Sockliner - A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole - Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Midnight/Grey Floss

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Midnight/Grey Floss
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • DuoMax Support System - A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport specifically.

ASICS Tiger Men's Gel-Kayano 5 OG Shoes, 8.5M, White/Midnight

ASICS Tiger Men's Gel-Kayano 5 OG Shoes, 8.5M, White/Midnight
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Iconic GEL technology
  • Authentic brand heritage
  • Sturdy midsole construction
  • Inspired by an iconic '90s aesthetic
  • The 5th in the legendary GEL-KAYANO series

ASICS Men's Gel-Quantum 180 TR Training Shoes, 8M, Monument/Black/Sulpher Spring

ASICS Men's Gel-Quantum 180 TR Training Shoes, 8M, Monument/Black/Sulpher Spring
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • AHAR Plus Outsole - Strategically positioned in critical areas of the outsole, this exceptionally durable compound is 50% more durable than standard ASICS High Abrasion Rubber.
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • Solyte Midsole Material - A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS standard EVA and SpEVA midsoles. Also features enhanced cushioning and durability.
  • Synthetic Leather and Mesh Upper - Lightweight, comfortable and breathable, enhancing performance and fit.

ASICS Men's Gel-Quantum 360 Knit Running Shoes, 10M, Black/Carbon/Pale Gold

ASICS Men's Gel-Quantum 360 Knit Running Shoes, 10M, Black/Carbon/Pale Gold
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • Heel Clutching System Technology - Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
  • Ortholite X-40 Sockliner - This premium sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)
  • Solyte Midsole Material - A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS standard EVA and SpEVA midsoles. Also features enhanced cushioning and durability.

ASICS Men's Gel-Excite 4 Carbon/Black/Blue Running Shoe 8M

ASICS Men's Gel-Excite 4 Carbon/Black/Blue Running Shoe 8M
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Synthetic
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

ASICS Men's Defiance X Cross Trainer, Black/Carbon/White, 10.5 Medium US

ASICS Men's Defiance X Cross Trainer, Black/Carbon/White, 10.5 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Rear foot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Seamless Construction: The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.
  • Solyte Midsole Material: A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS' standard EVA and SpEVA. Also features enhanced cushioning and durability.

ASICS Tiger Men's Gel-BND Shoes, 10.5M, Black/Blue Expanse

ASICS Tiger Men's Gel-BND Shoes, 10.5M, Black/Blue Expanse
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Array

ASICS Gel-Craze TR 4 Indigo Blue/Blue/White 8 D (M)

ASICS Gel-Craze TR 4 Indigo Blue/Blue/White 8 D (M)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel. Molded foam insole. Solyte® midsole is lighter than standard ASICS EVA and SpEVA® foams. FluidRide™ midsole technology provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties. Rearfoot GEL® Cushioning System attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance. AHAR® rubber outsole delivers long-lasting durability. FluidAxis™ technology creates anatomical grooves
  • Mix up your fitness routine with the versatile performance of the ASICS® Gel-Craze TR 4 cross-training shoe.
  • Open mesh and synthetic upper materials.
  • Lace-up closure.
  • Padded tongue and collar.

Dance Exercises for Improving Leg Extensions

Do you have trouble getting your leg extensions above 90 degrees? These tips will help you improve low leg extensions.

1. Stretch your legs daily.

To get a high leg extension, you should be able to do your left and right side splits, and get fairly close to flat on your center splits. To improve and maintain your leg flexibility, spend at least half an hour stretching each day. Good stretches include the butterfly, lunges, the frog and the straddle. You can also try the wall straddle, which involves laying on your back with your butt against the wall and your legs straddled. Try to get your legs as close to the floor as you can. If you already have your splits flat, place your front leg on a mattress or aerobics bench and stretch your oversplits.

2. Hit the barre.

Some dancers avoid ballet class like the plague. Bad idea: many of the barre exercises from class are designed to improve leg extensions. In addition to practicing développés at the barre, dancers work on grande battements and several other exercises crucial to developing the necessary strength for high leg extensions. In addition to attending ballet class on a regular basis, it may be helpful to work on barre exercises such as développés on your own. Just find a door knob or a chair that you can hold on to (like you would on a barre).

3. Strengthen your hip flexors

Strong hip flexors are crucial for high leg extensions. If you have your splits and attend ballet class regularly, you may need to put in some extra work on strengthening your hip flexors in order to achieve a high leg extension. Sometimes, when doing développés and other barre exercises, dancers make the mistake of overusing their quadriceps and hamstrings and not focusing on the hip flexors. These muscles are responsible for maintaining high leg extensions. If you have weak hip flexors, the following target exercises will help you strengthen them, and thus, get a higher leg extension:

-Sit on a bench and raise both legs straight in front of you until they are parallel with the floor. Slowly lower them to the floor until the balls of your feet touch. Then, raise them back up to the starting position. Do this for 10-15 reps.

-This exercise requires a Smith machine or some kind of raised bar. Hang from the Smith machine and hold a 5-10 pound dumbbell between your feet. Lift your knees to your chest and lower them ten times. This will exercise both your hip flexors and your abdominals.

-Leg raises are also great for improving hip flexors and core strength. Begin by lying on your gack with your legs stretched long. Lift both legs slowly until they point to the ceiling, and then lower until they are an inch from the floor. Keep your lower back pressed to the floor as you do this. Repeat at least 20 times.

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