Asics Rugby Boots
Below you will find the most popular types of Asics boots that are worn for Rugby. Click on a boot to see more about that particular type and the products that are available and reviews of its performance.
The Beginnings of Asics
Asics was founded in 1949 in Kobe, Japan, when Mr Onitsuka started Onitsuka Co. Ltd. Following the end of World War II, he was seeking a direction for a business and his love for sports led him to the answer: That sports would be the best starting point to achieve this goal. ASICS was born. ASICS' sub-brand Onitsuka Tiger revives the company's legendary Japanese heritage featuring both casual sports shoes and fashionable apparel for leisurewear.
The company name also gives the company direction and a motto: ASICS stands for "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano" - a sound mind in a sound body. The powerful alliance of body and soul is the only purpose of ASICS sports technologies. You are more than a body and sport is more than a physical thing. It's about being in tune with your inner self and your surroundings. Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever league you are in: Join the party.
By offering a wide range of sports footwear, apparel and equipment, the company continues to grow and is now one of the largest brands in the sports shoe market worldwide, and has subsidiaries covering the four corners of the world. When it comes to Rugby Boots they have a wide range even though the sports of League and Union are not perhaps very high on the development path. It is interesting to note that Nike was founded originally as Blue Ribbon Sports way back 1964 to be a distributor of ASICS (which was known then as Onitsuka Tiger before their merging with GTO and Jelenk).
Asics do take into considration that forwards are all about strength and power while the backs focus on speed and agility. With that said, the upper, midsole, and outsole of Asics rugby boots have their respective positional considerations. Accordingly, uppers for forwards gear towards being a tough armour and those for the backs inclined to lightweightedness and foot-hugging fit, with uppers for kickers having a special strike zone that can reinforce their kicks. Outsole for forwards should help them entrench themselves deeply on the pitch while the for backs should assist with propelling the said players forward. Lastly, midsole cushioning may need to be increased more for backs as they continuously run over the pitch.
Additionally, Asics boots employ a 10mm Heel Gradient raise significantly lessen the pressure on the lower leg, specifically lessening the impact to the achilles tendon relative to a boot with no heel raise. All current silos are of standard lasting.
Aside from Japan, Asics is also very popular in Australia and is a proud kit sponsor of the prominent South Africa’s Springboks. They also have Richie Mo’unga of New Zealand’s Crusaders (the most succcessful club in Super Rugby) and All Blacks as their headline player. Asics is the current kit manufacturer of Australia’s Wallabies. Another prominent team under their sponsorship is Top 14’s Stade Francais, one of the most successful clubs in modern French rugby.