Hey guys! As you can guess by the title of this post, I have some great news! I have been selected by my favorite brands ASICS to be a 2015-2016 ASICS ambassador! It’s been hard keeping the secret for a month but I am finally allowed to spill it!
There are going to be some exciting things coming up this year with ASICS that I will be involved in, and I will share them as they come, but think product reviews, giveaways, I will get the chance to go to events, etc. Right know just know I AM SO EXCITED!
ASICS was the very first shoe that I bought when I got fitted for running shoes back in 2010.
I tried other brands throughout the years, but ended up with many different foot and leg injuries. Why on earth I thought it was a good idea to mess with a good thing, I will never know.
I think I have worn about every color of ASICS shoe there is, and I love all the options!
I have a high arch and I slightly over pronate, but I also need a bit of a wider toe box. I guess I have high maintenance feet?
I am currently LOVING the Gel Quantum 360’s!
ASICS not only has amazing shoes, but they have other great workout apparel as well.
I had the privilege of running the LA marathon with team ASICS this past March, and while it was a tough race in 90 degree weather, it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I may have only been just a little over 2 months postpartum when they emailed me asking if I wanted to run, but I of course accepted! I was on a high for days. I couldn’t believe the brand of the shoes that I was already running in wanted to work with me. I had reviewed shoes for them in the past, but this was big.
I felt so blessed to meet some of my running heroes and hang out in LA with such an amazing and generous brand.
I think one of my favorite things about ASICS is that they “get” bloggers. I have worked with many different brands over the past almost six years, and some did a great job at relating to and working with bloggers, and some not so much. ASICS seriously knocks. it. out. of. the. park. It has been my pleasure to promote them, it makes me want to work hard for them because they have done so much for me. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store, but I know that no matter what it will be epic with ASICS.
Check out my fellow ambassadors and their blogs!
1. Eric Rayvid – Dirty Old Sneakers
2. Heather Montgomery – Thorough Heather’s Looking Glass
3. Megan Wood Copello – I Run For Wine
4. Rachel Steffen- Running Rachel
5. Megan Lee- Run Like A Grl
6. Toni Church – Running Loving Living
7. Katie McFarland – Moms Little Running Buddy
8. Gelcys Castaneda – Runner Unleashed
9. Linzie Starr- Sharp Endurance
10. Julie Weiss – Marathon Goddess
11. Ryan Falkenrath – Triathlon Training Daddy
12. Lisa Gully – Workout Mommy
13. Grace Kim – Lean Girls Club
14. Angela Simpson- Eat Spin Run Repeat
15. Sadie Sabin – Simply Sadie Jane
QOTD: Have you tried different brands of running shoes over the years? Did you end up back with the brand you started with?
I have been in Mizino and Brooks forever. I have a friend who swears by ASICS. I have lower to normal arches and pronate, with feet turning in. What ASICS shoe should I look into when I go to a running store?
I slightly over pronate and I love the GT 2000 and the Gel quantum. Good luck!
Congrats on becoming an Asics Ambassador! How exciting! My first paor of running shoes were the Gel Nimbus 13’s. The 14’s didn’t work as well for me so I swapped to the Brooks Ghost 6. Then the Brooks Ghost 7 and 8 are to narrow in the toe box. I’m back to the Asics Gel Nimbus 17 now. I love them! I will probably try to stock up before the new model comes out.
Bridie Rist says
I have been having a really hard time with shoes this go-around. I’ve worn Brooks Adrenaline for a long time but last year’s just didn’t make my feet happy. I too have difficult feet to fit…and usually end up in men’s to get the width I need. My arches are high but fall easily so I need that support too. I tried on ASICS but my store didn’t stock wide width. Maybe I’ll try to order some online and see if they work.
I get the wide width in women’s Asics and it gives me the room I need. Try it out next time!
Congrats! I currently run in the Asics Cumulus, they’ve been my go to long distance shoe for a few years now : )
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
Congrats Heather! What an exciting honor! I’ve been a loyal Mizuno wearer since I was fit for shoes just over two years ago. They provide the right amount of support that I need.
Thank you! I wish everyone would go get fit for shoes, it makes such a huge difference!
Congrats!! So exciting!
I have high maintenance feet as well. I’ve worn ASICS for many years, but I did stray in 2013 because ASICS made too many changes. Now I’m back and I love the shoes I’m wearing.
welcome back to ASICS haha
Amazing!!! The NYC Marathon is supposed to be such a great experience! I can’t wait to follow your journey!
I’m actually not running NYC (I did LA marathon in March so they picked other folks to do NYC) but hopefully will be running something equally as fun in 2016!
Congrats!!!!! How exciting! Asics girl all the way here, too. Love the gel nimbus (although not so much the 15s). Can’t wait to read all about it!
Eric @ DirtyOldSneakers.com says
Looking forward to a great year!
Linz from Sharp Endurance says
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! ASICS COOKIES FOR ALL!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Congratulations!! What an exciting opportunity!!
Shannon @GirlsGotSole says
Congrats! It’s great to hear so many fellow bloggers were chosen as Asics Ambassadors!
I am so excited to be part of this journey with you!!! 2015-2016 is going to be ASICS EPIC.
Yes it is! Ps I tried to comment on your blog yesterday and it was acting wonky
This is exciting news and so happy to share it with you. Looking forward to the fun new journey!