These are a line of running shoes by Japan’s Sports Apparel Manufacturing Company called Asics. The company was founded by Kihachiro Onitsuka in 1953, in Kobe.
They come in different shapes and sizes and for specific sports. For example, there are sneakers for tennis players, rugby players, netball, hockey or squash.
There are those who prefer Asics sneakers to other brands as they are very comfortable and affordable.
The name refers to a Latin acronym which means “a sound mind in a sound body.”
According to runner’s world website Asics Gel-Cumulus 22 is the best for marathon training and retails at $120 on Amazon.