One of the best long distance running shoes, the Asics Gel Hyper Speed, will be back and better than ever in 2014, which should come as good news for runners who’ve missed its presence after it disappeared from the shelves in recent years.

Not only is the Gel Hyper Speed 6 over an ounce lighter than its predecessor, but the shoe will be available in gender specific sizes for a more custom fit as opposed the previous unisex versions. The shoe’s seamless upper uses welded overlays to reduce skin irritation, allowing runners to leave the socks at home if they so choose to.

The Hyper Speed 6 is expected to retail for $85. A release date is set for January 2014. Keep your eye out for this one if you’re looking to shed some seconds off your PR next year.


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