Nike or ASICS? How to choose the perfect runners

Trying to choose a pair of runners can easily make you sweat as much as running itself. It’s tough and often confusing with all the terminology that come with many technically-designed runners.

Two of the biggest brands setting the trend in creating the most up-to-date and technically advanced runners are Nike and ASICS. Although the two brands share similar core properties like focusing on flexibility, support and fit, there’s a distinctive difference.

To make an overall comparison between these two brands, think of Apple and Microsoft. Where many people relate Apple with eye-catching and simplicity of its product design, it’s practicality and engineering that they identify more with Microsoft products. Nike and ASICS also bear similar differences when it comes to their product range.

To make your decision a little easier, you need to begin by understanding the two brand’s purpose for their most popular and sought after runners.


Kayano 22's

One of the most recognisable models for Nike runners is probably their Free range with Flyknit upper technology, which is all about providing a flexible, natural fit, that is featherweight and virtually seamless – all in one layer. Providing a snug, sock-like fit, they allow you to move naturally while delivering ultimate comfort without added weight. If you’re a no-fuss, just-run type of person that wants total comfort throughout your run, then just do it with the Nike Free range to give you a good start to your morning jogs. The unconventional and flexible properties of its design will keep things simple and light.


Kayano 22's

On the other hand, if you’re a serious runner who wants more than “just another pair” of runners, ASICS might get you performing more in regards to enhanced stability and greater flexibility to deliver better running efficiency. The GEL-Kayano 22 is one of the most popular high-tech runners for those who are serious about sweating it out on the track, field or court. Engineered to provide the ultimate underfoot support as well as built-in GEL units for added cushioning and shock absorption, the GEL-Kayano 22 raises the bar, showcasing ASICS’ latest running footwear technology. If you consider the technicalities of a good running shoe, the GEL-Kayano 22 is a better choice for performance, pronation and efficiency.

Whatever makes you get up and running, start by asking yourself the purpose of your run – whether it’s a lifestyle or achieving a goal, it’ll lead you to your perfect running shoe, no sweat.

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Asics Runners

Nike Runners

5 Runners For Your Winter Workout

It’s official. Winter is coming, and while we know you’d rather be training for a Netflix marathon than an actual marathon, that’s no reason to kick your regular workout routine to the curb. If you’re lacking in fitness inspo for the off season, fear not – our top 5 running shoes are equipped with all the firepower you need to brave the chilly conditions and get ahead of the pack.

ASICS GEL-Kayano 22

Year after year, the GEL-Kayano continues to push the boundaries of running technology, and the 22 does not disappoint. Kitted out with ASICS’ signature GEL cushioning system, this COTD hot seller delivers in spades when it comes to comfort, fit and support.


Kayano 22's

Nike Air Zoom Odyssey

Ever wanted to know what morphing into a human blur would be like? Behold, the Nike Air Zoom Odyssey! These bad boys feature a cloud-like foam midsole, lightweight but responsive cushioning, and breathable mesh construction for next level speed and stability. Your competition will be biting the dust so hard, they’ll wonder why they even bothered in the first place.


Nike Air Zoom Odyssey

Adidas Galaxy 2

Bring your ‘A’ game (yeah, we went there) the next time you hit the track in this slick style from Adidas. With ADIPRENE+ technology for incredible underfoot feel and impact protection, our epic range of colourways will have you lusting after a different pair for every day of the week.


Adidas Galaxy 2

Reebok Z Dual Rush

Staying quick and cool on your feet is easier said than done, especially when you’re simultaneously sweating in places you never thought possible AND trying to dredge up what little oxygen you have left in the tank. The Reebok Z Dual Rush is all about leaving the bulk behind, with a low-profile silhouette for 360° breathability and excellent traction.


Reebok Z Dual Rush

Saucony Triumph ISO

Strap yourself in for a ride you’ll never want to get off with this award-winning neutral trainer. PowerGrid tech ensures super plush comfort, while the stretch mesh sleeve gives you a custom sock-like feel while you’re racking up the kms.


Saucony Triumph ISO


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Massive Warehouse Clearance Sale: Open To Public For Limited Time!

Listen up bargain hunters! If you’re in Victoria this weekend, you’re in luck! We are having an open to the public warehouse sale with massive discounts on loads of top name brands.

Nike, Asics, New Balance, Pumpkin Patch and Rhubarb (Just to name a few).

Sale dates

Thursday 26th March – 12pm – 8pm
Friday 27th March – 12pm – 8pm
Saturday 28th March – 10am – 4pm
Sunday 29th March – 10am – 4pm
What to expect
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Rhurbarb
  • 4000+ pairs of shoes
  • 8000+ kids clothing items
  • Toys
  • Sportswear
  • Shoe brands including Nike, Reebok, Asics, New Balance.
  • Julius Marlow
  • Freshjive
  • Clarks
  • Hush Puppies


Driveway 3, Mackey Street, North Geelong


We accept EFTPOS and Cash

  • No further discounts will be offered, please refrain from asking as refusal may offend.
  • There will be NO change rooms.
  • Mirrors will be provided. Please be prepared to try on items over the top of your clothing.
  • No Prams allowed, for your own child’s safety within the venue.
  • All bags will be inspected on leaving.
  • No change of mind returns.
  • Free parking available around the venue and on Mackey Street.

Parking Map

Catch of the Day Warehouse Sale